Wednesday 22 November 2017

Britney Spears' niece wakes up from coma after off-road vehicle accident

Britney Spears' niece Maddie had to be airlifted to hospital after the Polaris off-road vehicle incident
Britney Spears' niece Maddie had to be airlifted to hospital after the Polaris off-road vehicle incident

Britney Spears' niece Maddie is awake and talking after a near-fatal all-terrain vehicle accident at the weekend.

Eight-year-old Maddie, singer Jamie Lynn Spears' daughter, was left unconscious in a pond on the family estate after attempting to avoid a drainage ditch and flipping the ATV. She was airlifted to a nearby hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Her grandfather, Jamie Lynn's dad Jamie, and aunt Britney Spears urged fans to keep the family in their thoughts and prayers as Maddie fought for life in critical condition on Monday, and it appears those prayers were answered on Tuesday, as the youngster woke up.

"With her father, mother and stepfather by her side, Maddie regained consciousness mid-day Tuesday, February 7," a statement from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Department to People magazine reads.

“The 8-year-old daughter of entertainer Jamie Lynn Spears was involved in an ATV accident at a family home Sunday in Kentwood, Louisiana. Paramedics resuscitated her and she was airlifted to a local hospital. She is aware of her surroundings and recognizes those family members who have kept a round-the-clock vigil since the accident."

Doctors have removed a ventilator that was helping to keep Maddie alive, but she is still being monitored closely.

"It appears that she has not suffered any neurological consequences from the accident,” the statement continues.

A Spears family friend tells Gossip Cop that Maddie is “doing wonderfully” and her recovery is “truly a miracle".

“It’s truly been amazing," the source adds. "She has responded miraculously every step of the way.”

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