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The family of Usher’s stepson Kyle Glover is asking for prayers for the ailing 11-year-old boy, who was declared brain dead after a Jet Ski accident last weekend.

"We know God's in control and are leaning on our faith in Him and His word at this most difficult time," his family — who has held vigil at the hospital since Friday — said in a statement to CNN. "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."

Meanwhile, Usher has pulled out of presenting at 2012 ESPY Awards on Wednesday night in L.A.

The tragic accident took place on July 6, when a Jet Ski struck Glover and a second victim, an unidentified 15-year-old girl, while they were aboard an inner tube on Atlanta's Lake Lanier.

The girl is reported to have suffered a cut on the head and a broken arm, while Glover took a damaging blow to the head. Having shown no signs of brain activity since his hospital admittance, the boy -- who remains in critical condition at Child's Healthcare at Egleston Hospital in Atlanta -- was declared brain dead by doctors.

The man behind the wheel of the personal watercraft has been identified as Usher's family friend, 38-year-old Jeffrey S. Hubbard. While the incident is still be investigated, officials have confirmed that alcohol was not a involved, nor was any sort of mechanical malfunction.

Glover is is the son of Usher's ex-wife Tameka Foster and her former husband, Atlanta TV executive Ryan Glover. Usher and Foster were married for  two years before parting ways in 2009; the couple are in the midst of a contentious custody over their two sons, Usher V, 4, and Naviyd, 3.

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  • Missy Groome
    Missy Groome

    so sorry for what you and your family will be going through.I pray that God will heal him and wrap his arms around your son and the family.God bless you all!