Usher Inspired By Son’s Diabetes Bravery


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Usher is in awe of his seven-year-old son as he battles diabetes.

The singer’s kid, Usher V, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes last year and now his proud dad has opened up about what it’s like to watch the boy inject himself with insulin daily.


Now an advocate for a cure for the disease, Usher told People, “I have a greater deal of appreciation for the bravery that children his age have. A child that every day has to prick himself and has to be cautious of what he eats and also to carry this disorder around – that really is the type of bravery that we all aspire to have.”

“There’s been some difficult moments,” Usher added. “I have a great deal of understanding of what people have to deal with. It’s personal.”

The “Yeah!” singer plans to be a big part of National Diabetes Awareness Month in November, adding, “I want to be supportive not only as someone who’s vying for a cure, but also as a father who has a child who’s experienced a lot of highs and lows.”


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