Britney Spears: Niece Maddie Needs “Wishes And Prayers” After Accident
Britney Spears is asking for “wishes and prayers” for her 8-year-old niece, Maddie Aldridge, who’s in critical condition following an ATV accident on Sunday. The singer broke her silence about the tragic situation on Twitter.
As Gossip Cop reported, the incident occurred as Jamie Lynn Spears’ daughter was driving a Polaris off-road vehicle on the family’s property in Kentwood, Louisiana. She swerved to avoid a drainage ditch while riding, but the vehicle wound up flipping into a pond with her strapped inside it. Maddie’s mom and step-father, Jamie Watson, dove into the pond to try and rescue the girl, but they couldn’t free her from the ATV’s seatbelt and safety netting.
Maddie spent a few minutes underwater until paramedics arrived at the scene and managed to release her from the vehicle. She was then airlifted to a New Orleans hospital, where she’s currently in critical but stable condition. Spears tweeted about the incident on Monday, writing, “Need all the wishes and prayers for my niece.” As Gossip Cop noted earlier, we spoke to a friend of the Spears family, who asked that everyone pray for Maddie during this difficult time.