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Britney Spears took to Twitter to update concerned fans on hospitalized niece Maddy.
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) February 8, 2017
In the tweeted note Spears revealed, “We are so grateful to share that Maddie is making progress. Thank you all for sending thoughts and prayers our way. Let’s all keep praying.”
8-year-old Maddie, who is the daughter of Spears’ younger sister Jamie Lynn, was rushed to hospital over the weekend after an ATV she was riding on flipped into a pond. According to sources the accident happened on her parents property and little Maddie was under water for at least two minutes whilst family tried to release her from the ATV seat belt. Emergency crews arrived, released Maddie from the ATV and performed resuscitation.
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In a statement released to People by the hospital it was revealed, “With her father, mother and stepfather by her side, Maddie regained consciousness mid-day Tuesday, February 7… She is aware of her surroundings and recognizes those family members who have kept a round-the-clock vigil since the accident. Doctors were able to remove the ventilator today and she is awake and talking.”
The hospital also said they don’t believe little Maddie suffered any neurological damage from the accident, although she is being monitored closely.”