Usher pulls out of awards show following stepson’s horror jet-ski accident

No show: Usher is believed to have pulled out of the ESPY Awards in LA tonight following his stepson's accident
No show: Usher is believed to have pulled out of the ESPY Awards in LA tonight following his stepson's accident©PictureGroup/Rex Features

Usher is believed to have pulled out of an appearance at the Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Awards tonight, following the tragic news that his stepson Kyle Glover has been declared brain dead.

The 11-year-old - the son of Usher’s ex-wife Tameka Foster - was involved in a horror watercraft collision on Saturday last week.

Kyle and a 15-year-old friend are believed to be have been travelling in an inner tube which was being pulled along by a boat on Lake Lanier in Atlanta, Georgia, when a jet-ski crashed into them. It has now emerged the driver of the jet-ski is thought to be family friend Jeffrey S. Hubbard, who is now reportedly being investigated.

The youngster suffered serious head injuries and was rushed to the Children's Healthcare unit at Egleston Hospital, but tragically has reportedly experienced no brain activity since his admission. The 15-year-old girl is not believed to have suffered serious injuries, but was also hurt in the accident.

Now, according to the New York Post, OMG singer Usher will no longer attend the ESPY Awards, which wil be staged at the Nokia Theatre in LA.

Usher and Tameka had an acrimonious split and in recent times have been battling over custody of their two sons together, Naviyd Ely and Usher V. But despite their problems, the R&B star is said to have rushed to help his estranged wife as soon as he heard about the accident.

He is believed to have chartered a plane to take Tameka, who was out of town at the time of the accident, back home to see Kyle, and is also thought to be have been supporting his ex as she maintains a vigil at her son’s bedside.

Kyle’s family have now released a statement asking people to pray for the 11-year-old.

The statement, issued to CNN, reads: “We know God's in control, and are leaning on our faith in Him and His word at this most difficult time.

“We firmly believe in the power of prayer and ask that you all continue to pray and lift Kyle up, as it's the best way we can all support him now.”

PRAY FOR KYLE:

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