Usher Releases Statement, Thanks Son-Saving "Heroes"

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Usher has released his first statement since the near-drowning of his five-year old son.

In it, the singer does not reference Tameka Foster and/or his ex-wife's attempt to regain custody of her children, instead focusing on the gratitude he has for those who rushed in and saved Usher Raymond V.

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"I would like to thank my Aunt Rena as well as the doctors and nurses who are working with us around the clock. I would especially like to thank the two men who saved my son's life, Eugene Stachurski and Ben Crews," the singer said. "They are true heroes and I am deeply grateful to them."

On Monday, little Usher got his hand stuck in a pool drain and it took the efforts of Stachurski and Crews (contractors at the artist's home) to dive in, save him and perform CPR.

In response to the incident, Foster filed documents for an emergency hearing - which has been granted - in which she plans to argue that Usher too often leaves the kids in someone else's care.

Foster will be asking a judge to primary custody of the ex-couple's two sons.

"I am blessed and fortunate to say that my son Usher V is doing well and is recovering," concludes Usher in his statement. "I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of prayers, love and support for my family's well-being."

The five-year old is resting comfortably at the moment in the ICU and expected to make a full recovery.

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