Britney Spears took to Instagram on Monday, 6 February, to ask fans to pray for her niece, Maddie Aldridge, who remains in critical condition following her off-road vehicle accident. As HELLO! reported previously, Jamie Lynn Spears’ eight-year-old daughter Maddie was rushed to hospital on Sunday after an incident which occurred during a hunting expedition.
Jamie Lynn Spears with Maddie and her mum, Lynne Spears
“Need all the wishes and prayers for my niece,” the Oops I did it Again hitmaker captioned a gorgeous photograph of little Maddie, pictured in a denim dress and boots with a pretty bow in her hair, as she cuddles the family’s dog. According to reports, the little girl was airlifted to hospital on Sunday after the Polaris ATV she was driving flipped over into a pond of water.
Britney Spears shared a message with fans, asking them to pray for Maddie
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office told Us Magazine on Monday that Maddie was “reported to be in stable but critical condition." The report added that Maddie had steered heavily trying to According to avoid driving over a drainage ditch when the vehicle overcorrected. “The ATV and child were instantly submerged in the water right before their eyes,” the sheriff’s report read. “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,” the sheriff’s report read, adding that ambulance services arrived within two minutes and freed her from the cold water.”
Jamie Lynn and Maddie at Disneyland
The child was then airlifted to hospital in New Orleans. Maddie was born when Jamie Lynn was just 17 years old. Her father is Jamie Lynn's ex-boyfriend Casey Aldridge. Jamie Lynn has spoken about her little girl in the past, telling People magazine, "She's got such a sweet little heart. I feel like I've raised her with a lot of honesty, but I've also raised her with a lot of love. She's a very happy, content little girl, and there's nothing more a parent could ask for. That's my most proud accomplishment out of anything and always will be."