The Spears’ family received terrible news this weekend. Her 8-year old niece was injured in an ATV accident and her condition is considered to be extremely serious.
Maddie is the daughter of Britney Spears’ 25-year old sister Jamie Lynn, who had her when she was in her teens.
She was not present at the time of the accident, when Maddie was riding a Polaris off-road vehicle and it flipped over. The girl was under water and unconscious for several minutes.
She was airlifted to a nearby hospital.
There hasn’t been an official update on Maddie’s condition, but the family says that there have been many incorrect reports.
Jamie Lynn released a statement:
“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.”
They haven’t said which reports are incorrect.
Maddie’s grandfather said, “All I can say is pray for our baby Maddie” and confirmed for Entertainment Tonight that she is in serious condition.
Jamie Lynn was only 16 when she had Maddie with boyfriend Casey Aldridge, who was her boyfriend at the time. It was so controversial, Jamie Lynn’s show, Zoey 101 on Nickelodeon was canceled.
She’s now happily married to Jamie Watson, with whom she tied the knot in 2014.
The story will be updated, in the meantime, we keep Maddie in our thoughts.