Britney Spears asks fans to send “prayers and wishes” to niece Maddie as she remains in hospital following accident
Britney Spears has broken her silence after her niece Maddie was involved in a terrifying accident on Sunday.
Maddie, eight, is currently in hospital in a critical but stable condition after her off-road vehicle crashed into a pond, leaving her submerged in water for two minutes.
Addressing the accident on Monday, the pop singer asked her fans to send their “prayers and wishes” to her neice.
Alongside a picture of Maddie, Britney shared: “Need all the wishes and prayers for my niece.”
Britney and Jamie Lynn’s father also echoed Britney’s message, telling Entertainment Tonight: “All I can say is pray for our baby Maddie.”
According to a police report, Maddie was at home in Louisiana with parents Jamie Lynn and her stepdad Jamie Watson when her ATV crashed.
The report, obtained by People magazine, says the accident happened in full view of them.
Just before 3pm on Sunday, Maddie was steering the ATV – which she reportedly got for her 7th birthday – in order to avoid going over a drainage ditch.
Jamie Lynn Spears shares sweet video of Maddie reading prayer
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“In doing so, she overcorrected causing the ATV to enter the pond,” the report states. “The ATV and child were instantly submerged in the water right before their eyes.
“Within seconds the child’s mother, stepfather and other family members reached the pond, dove in and attempted to rescue the child to no avail. The child was trapped and secured by the seatbelt and the ATV’s safety netting.
“Within two minutes, Acadian Ambulance Services arrived and assisted in freeing the child from the cold waters.”
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Responding to early reports of the accident claiming she wasn’t present when it happened, Jamie Lynn said the details were “incorrect”, but thanked fans for their prayers and messages of support.
A statement said: “The details the media are reporting surrounding the incident regarding Jamie Lynn’s daughter Maddie are incorrect. Right now the Spears family asks that everyone respect their privacy during this time and appreciates all the prayers and support for their family.”
Thanks to: mirror – US gossip