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It was reported earlier that Jamie Lynn Spears' daughter Maddie Aldridge was in an ATV accident. Since then, an update on her condition has also been reported. The 8-year-old girl was said to be in an off-road vehicle this past weekend, when it flipped over and sent her into the water. The situation has been described as "extremely serious" and it doesn't sound like she's out of the woods yet.
The update on the situation comes from TMZ, who's reporting that sources say Maddie Aldridge is in "critical but stable condition."
That's the latest on her condition so far, from what we've seen. Now for what was previously reported, some of which may not actually be entirely accurate.
According to TMZ's earlier report, young Maddie was on an ATV when it flipped over and sent her into the water. The site's sources says she was under water for several minutes and unconscious when she was airlifted to a nearby hospital. Their sources also say that Jamie Lynn was not with Maddie when this accident happened, and that Maddie was apparently on a hunting expedition at the time.
After that information circulated, Us Weekly posted an update citing a Spears family rep who released the following statement.
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 appreciates all the prayers and support for their family.
It's unclear exactly which of the reported details related to the event are inaccurate. Possibly most of them, though the rep doesn't elaborate. Hunting does seem like a pastime that Maddie Aldridge and her mother might have participated in in the past. Among the photos on Jamie Lynn Spears' Instagram feed is this one from November 2016, captioned "Somewhere in a duck blind."
So, we don't know for sure what exactly happened at this point, but from the statement, it does sound like the Spears family is going through something very serious, potentially involving young Maddie.
TMZ's most recent report is the one that states she's in stable condition, and hopefully at least that much is true, but there's no word on whether or not the child has regained consciousness. Let's hope we'll hear some positive word on the situation soon.
Jamie Lynn Spears was just 16 years old when she revealed that she and her boyfriend Casey Aldridge were expecting their first child. Spears gave birth to Maddie Briann Aldridge in June of 2008. Jamie Lynn Spears and Casey Aldridge were engaged to be married during the time of the pregnancy, but their relationship was on and off, and the nuptials never happened. Spears since married Jamie Watson in 2014, and they are still together.
Based on this clip from TLC's Jamie Lynn Spears documentary When The Lights Go Out, it's clear that Maddie is a big part of Jamie's life...
Our thoughts go out to Maddie that she makes a full and speedy recovery, and to her mother Jamie Lynn Spears, her aunt Britney Spears and the rest of her loved ones, who are surely in need of positive thoughts and prayers in this challenging time.