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Britney Spears has broke her silence after her niece was hospitalised
The young daughter of Britney’s sister Jamie Lynn Spears, was involved in a terrifying incident on Sunday where she was reportedly airlifted to hospital.
Maddie is said to be in a critical but stable condition after the off-road vehicle flipped into a pond which allegedly left her trapped underwater for two minutes.
Now the pop singer has asked fans for their “prayers” as the youngster remains in hospital.
She posted a message alongside a picture of her young niece and wrote: “Need all the wishes and prayers for my niece.”
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Britney Spears posted a message asking fans to pray for her young niece
Jamie Lynn witnessed Maddie's tragic accident at their home
Need all the wishes and prayers for my niece
Britney, 35, and Jamie Lynn's father, Jamie Spears, also echoed the singer’s message.
He told entertainment Tonight: "All I can say is pray for our baby Maddie."
A police report obtained by The People says the accident happened in full view of parents Jamie Lynn, 25, and stepfather Jamie Watson.
According to a statement by Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards, the crash took place on the family property in Louisiana shortly before 3pm.
Maddie was allegedly steering the ATV – which she appeared to be given for her birthday – away from a drainage ditch.
The report read: “In doing so, she overcorrected causing the ATV to enter the pond. The ATV and child were instantly submerged in the water right before their eyes.”
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Maddie appeared to get an ATV for her birthday
“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.”
Responding to earlier reports, Jamie Lynn's family 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 appreciated all the prayers and support for their family."