Prayers are pouring in for R&B superstar Usher, whose 5-year-old son is in critical condition after getting his hand stuck in a pool drain and nearly drowning on Monday. The news is especially disconcerting considering that Usher’s 11-year-old step-son died of injuries sustained last summer in a jet ski accident.

TMZ reports that the incident took place yesterday in Atlanta.

Here’s what we know … The child was playing in the pool with his aunt and saw a toy in the drain.  He dove down to get the toy and his arm got stuck in the drain.  The aunt immediately dove in to rescue him but couldn’t get his hand out.  The maid then dove in and tried but was also unsuccessful.

The maid screamed for help.  Two audio-visual contractors working in the house came out, dove in and freed the boy.  One of them administered CPR immediately and rushed to the hospital.  The boy was “conscious, alert and breathing.”  People connected with Usher tell us he rode with his son to the hospital in the ambulance, but according to the police report, Usher met his son there.

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