Kile Glover, 11, the former stepson to singer Usher Raymond and son of Tameka Foster, remains in critical condition in an Atlanta hospital four days after he was injured while riding in an inner tube at a north Georgia Lake.
Kile’s family has held vigil at the hospital since Friday and according to CNN, has released the following statement:
“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 Kile up, as it’s the best way we can all support him now.”
A personal watercraft crashed into Kile and an indentified 15-year-old girl as they rode on an inner tube that was being towed by a pontoon boat in Lake Lanier on Friday, according to an accident report from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Kile suffered a serious head injury and was flown by helicopter to Children’s Healthcare at Egleston Hospital in Atlanta.
Jeffrey Hubbard, a 38-year-old Atlanta man and family friend, was identified as the man driving the personal watercraft. Investigators concluded that alcohol was not involved in the incident.
Kile’s mother is Tameka Raymond, who was married to Usher for two years until their divorce in 2009. The former couple has two sons together, ages 3 and 4.
Kile’s father is Ryan Glover, the president of Bounce TV, a television network targeted towards African-American audiences.
Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the Glover family during this time.