Jamie Lynn Spear's daughter, Maddie Aldridge, was involved in a horrific ATV accident while on a family hunting trip on Sunday, and now her aunt Britney Spears is reaching out to fans via social media to pray for her recovery.
The post, which Britney Spears shared on her Instagram, features an adorable photo of 8-year-old Maddie along with the text, "Need all the wishes and prayers for my niece."
Details about the accident are still coming in after the family released as a statement saying some of the details released in TMZ's initial report were "incorrect." What we know for sure at the moment: Maddie is in "stable but critical condition" at a hospital in New Orleans.
The Tangipahoa Sheriff's Office released a statement to Us Weekly yesterday with more information about the terrifying accident itself, which occurred when Maddie over-corrected the vehicle to avoid hitting a drainage ditch:
“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."
This is so, so scary.
Britney and Jamie Lynn's dad, Jamie Spears, released a statement similar to Britney's, telling Entertainment Tonight, "All I can say is pray for our baby Maddie."
Everyone keep on sending positive thoughts and prayers to this family. They need it.