Usher’s wife Tameka Foster suffered heart attack before surgery
Usher's wife Tameka Foster was put into a medically-induced coma after suffering a heart attack last week.
The former stylist, 38, was due to have cosmetic surgery at a hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil, when she was taken ill.
‘Tameka Raymond came here on Friday to do a liposuction,’ Ellen Dasptry, a rep for the surgeon who was due to perform the operation, tells People.
‘Shortly after she went under [general] anesthesia, she suffered a cardiac arrest. When an attack like this happens, the doctors put the patient to sleep and make sure that everything is okay and that there has not been any damage. This is the protocol every time and this is what was done.’
Usher, 33, cancelled his performance at Clive Davis' pre-Grammy gala to fly to Brazil to be at his wife's side.
He and Tameka are mum and dad to Naveid Ely Raymond, 2 months, and Usher Raymond V, 15 months. They married in August 2007.