Well, this explains Usher’s solo and seemingly premature departure from Brazil.
The R&B star’s wife, Tameka Raymond, was released from São Paulo’s Sírio-Libanês Hospital Tuesday night after spending 11 days recuperating from her ill-fated liposuction surgery.
“She checked out yesterday,” a spokesman for the hospital, speaking as always on condition of anonymity, told E! News.
Though Usher was quick to drop his Grammy commitments and rush to his wife’s side on Feb. 7, the singer raised eyebrows yesterday when photos surfaced of the 30-year-old star strolling through the São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport and checking in for a states-bound flight.
While Raymond is no longer hospitalized, it’s unclear whether she remains in Brazil or has already departed for the U.S.
Usher and his 37-year-old wife, who welcomed their second son in December, have declined to release any details on her condition. However, her plastic surgeon confirmed last week that Raymond suffered cardiac and respiratory arrest while being anesthetized for the liposuction procedure.
After doctors revived Raymond, she was placed in an induced coma for 24 hours to avoid “unnecessary complications.”