R& B singer Usher has reportedly "been in a world of hurt" since a tragic jet ski accident over the weekend left his stepson, Kyle Glover, brain dead.
Despite a very public and contentious divorce from Tameka Foster, the 11-year-old boy's mother, Usher had been very close to the child. The couple -- who separated shortly after they were married -- have not been getting along. But the tragedy has brought the singer to Foster's side," according to an entertainment report. Usher and Foster also have two young sons together.
"Usher practically raised Kyle as his own. He's known him for seven years. It is so sad what happened," a source in the report was quoted as saying.
The incident occurred on July 6, with reports stating that Kyle and a friend were floating on inner tubes on Georgia's Lake Lanier when a family friend collided with them on his jet ski.
Sgt. Mike Burgamy of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, said in an interview that alcohol has been ruled out as a factor in the accident, but investigators are still looking into the cause.
"One minute the jet ski was running around, the next he ran over the top of them. It happened that quickly," Burgamy said. "It appears the watercraft did strike both juveniles, with the male taking the brunt of the force."
Hip Hop mogul Russell Simmons is among celebrity friends of Usher's who offered their prayers.
"My heartfelt prayers for Tameka and Usher. Can't even imagine..." Simmons said.
"My prayers go out to Usher Raymond IV and his family. His stepson was declared brain dead after a jet ski accident. Please pray for them," Donny Osmond wrote. "Sherri Shepherd of "The View," tweeted, "My heart hurts for Kyle Glover, Tameka Raymond's 11-year-old son . . . "Praying for her, Usher and family. Mother love."