08/09/2013 03:04 pm ET Updated Aug 09, 2013

Usher's Ex-Wife Posts Photo Of Their Son In Hospital As Custody Battle Heats Up


Usher's ex-wife, Tameka Foster, took to Instagram August 8 to share an update on her son, Usher Raymond V's, progress in the hospital. The five-year-old boy almost drowned on August 5 while in Usher's care.

Foster shared this photo of herself and her son with the caption, "My favorite 5 year old. What a blessing! I have always loved and appreciated my sons but tragedies and close calls make this even more evident."

In the caption Foster also said that Usher V had an angel looking out for him, his half-brother Kile who died at the age of 11 after a boating accident in 2012.

Usher released a statement to the press about his young son's well-being two days after the accident to thank fans for their support.

“I am blessed and fortunate to say that my son Usher V is doing well and is recovering,” he said. “I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of prayers, love and support for my family’s well-being.”

Foster is now seeking primary custody of Usher V and his brother, Naviyd, claiming that the near-death experience was a result of Usher's failure to properly supervise the boy. A custody hearing has been scheduled for the afternoon of August 9.

UPDATE: A judge in Atlanta has denied Foster's emergency request for temporary custody and decision-making authority of the couple's two sons.

Usher and Foster were married in 2007, and Usher filed for divorce in 2009. The singer was awarded primary custody of the two boys in 2012.

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