On Monday, Britney Spears asked her fans to pray for her 8-year old niece, Maddie, who was recently hospitalized after a serious ATV accident. Britney posted a photo of Maddie on Instagram with the caption: "Need all the wishes and prayers for my niece."
According to a police report, the incident occurred Sunday at 3 PM on Jamie Lynn Spears' family property in Louisiana. Maddie, who is Jamie Lynn’s daughter, was riding an ATV when she steered into a pond and became submerged. Jamie Lynn, her husband, Jamie Watson, and other family members witnessed the accident but were unable to release Maddie from the seatbelt which kept her pinned inside the vehicle. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards stated, “The ATV and child were instantly submerged in the water right before their eyes.” After the family’s unsuccessful attempts to free Maddie, the ambulance arrived: "Within two minutes, Acadian Ambulance Services arrived and assisted in freeing the child from the cold waters."
Maddie is currently in stable but critical condition at a nearby hospital.
Jamie Lynn’s father, Jamie Spears, spoke out on the incident: "All I can say is pray for our baby Maddie."
A rep for Britney released this statement: “Right now the Spears family asks that everyone respect their privacy during this time and appreciates all the prayers and support for their family.”
THE WANNA hopes for a speedy recovery for Maddie, and will keep the whole Spears family in our thoughts!
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