Jamie Lynn Spears: Daughter Seriously Injured in ATV Accident
The eight-year old daughter of Jamie Lynn Spears is reportedly fighting for her life.
According to TMZ, young Maddie Spears was on a hunting expedition of some kind on Sunday when she was badly injured in an ATV accident.
The accident took place in her hometown of Kentwood, Louisiana.
While details are still coming in, sources tell the website that Maddie was riding a Polaris off-road vehicle when it flipped over.
She was submerged under water after for several minutes, losing consciousness in the process.
Jamie Lynn Spears was NOT with her daughter, who was air-lifted to a local hospital, at the time of the crash.
TMZ has described Maddie’s condition as “extremely serious.”
However, a representative for the family of Jamie Lynn and Britney Spears contradicts this report, although it remains clear that something happened to Maddie.
“The details the media are reporting surrounding the incident regarding Jamie Lynn’s daughter Maddie are incorrect,” this rep says, adding:
“Right now the Spears family asks that everyone respect their privacy during this time and appreciates all the prayers and support for their family.”
Jamie Lynn and then-boyfriend Casey Aldridge made major headlines when they welcomed Maddie into the world in 2008.
Spears was only 16 years old at the time.
She was best known as the younger sister of Britney, of course, but also for her role as Zoey Brooks on the Nickelodeon sitcom Zoey 101, on which she starred from 2005 to 2008.
Shortly after giving birth, however, Jamie Lynn largely disappeared from the spotlight in order to focus on being a full-time mother.
She quietly got married to Jamie Watson in 2014.
And she opened up last June to People about raising Maddie in Louisiana.
“She’s got such a sweet little heart,” Spears told People Magazine at the time.
“I feel like I’ve raised her with a lot of honesty, but I’ve also raised her with a lot of love. She’s a very happy, content little girl, and there’s nothing more a parent could ask for.
“That’s my most proud accomplishment out of anything and always will be.”
Spears spoke at the time in promotion of the documentary Jamie Lynn Spears: When the Lights Go Out on TLC.
The special chronicled her life as a parent and former celebrity over the past few years.
Please join us in sending thoughts and prayers to Jamie Lynn Spears, Maddie Spears and their loved ones.