Doctor: Usher’s Wife Suffered Cardiac Arrest In Brazil - NBC Chicago

Doctor: Usher’s Wife Suffered Cardiac Arrest In Brazil

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    Doctor: Usher’s Wife Suffered Cardiac Arrest In Brazil

    A Brazilian doctor says Usher’s wife was hospitalized last week in Sao Paulo after suffering a cardiac arrest shortly before undergoing plastic surgery.

    Ellen Dastry, spokeswoman for plastic surgeon Silvio Sterman, says Tameka Raymond checked into the Sao Rafael Hospital last Friday for a “simple liposuction.” Raymond suffered a cardiac arrest while being anesthetized for the procedure “but was revived in less than a minute by heart massage,” Dastry said Thursday.

    Raymond was then placed in an induced coma before being taken to the intensive care unit, a procedure Dastry said was done “in order to avoid unnecessary complications.”

    Raymond is currently recovering in Sao Paulo’s better-equipped Sirio-Libanes Hospital, Dastry said without providing further details.

    R&B star Usher was supposed perform at music mogul Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party last Saturday, but he backed out for what Davis called a serious family illness.