The latest development in the tragic saga of Usher’s stepson is not a happy one.
According to TMZ, the singer’s ex Tameka Foster may be forced to pull the plug on her 11-year-old son Kyle Glover because her insurance can only cover hospital bills for a finite amount of time, and she can’t afford the sky-high medical expenses otherwise.
Glover is currently on life support after being involved in a devastating jet ski accident last weekend, when he and a female pal were struck by a family friend as they floated on inner tubes on Georgia’s Lake Lanier.
Both children were immediately rushed to Child’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, where Usher’s stepson was promptly declared brain dead.
Usher, 33, is reportedly “torn up” over the situation, as he was very close to Glover.
At present, sources tell TMZ that though Foster’s insurance company hasn’t specified when they’ll stop covering Glover’s medical bills, the outlook is bleak – they will likely shell out coverage for a few more months at most.
If Foster is unable to continue paying for Glover’s life support, then she will be forced to pull the plug.
Usher, who was in a bitter divorce battle with Foster when the tragedy occured, has been very supportive of his ex through these tough times, even chartering a plane to fly her to the hospital to be by Glover’s side.
“Tameka and Usher don’t get along, but in this circumstance Usher is coming to her side,” a source told Us Weekly of the situation. “Usher practically raised Kyle as his own. He’s known him for seven years. It is so sad what happened.”
The R&B singer has not, however, yet offered to pay for any medical bills, so Foster is not counting on him to help her out with the pricey hospital costs.
Still, Foster remains hopeful that her son will be able to make a recovery, and is reportedly telling friends that she still believes in miracles.
Last week, reports surfaced that Usher is looking to settle matters with Foster as soon as possible in the wake of the accident.
In the new proposal, TMZ reports that Usher is willing to let Foster have “a majority” of custody over the two children they share together – Usher Raymond V, 4, and Naviyd, 3.
Foster is reportedly open to a “reasonable settlement,” but has not yet been formally presented with the new offer.
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