Britney Spears Thanks Fans For Prayers, Announces Niece Is Home From Hospital

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

Britney Spears thanked all her fans for their prayers and support for her niece who finally was able to go home after being in the hospital for a week.

On Friday, the 35-year-old singer shared a message on Instagram with her 15 million followers announcing that her eight-year-old niece, Maddie, was home. Maddie, who is the daughter of Spears’ younger sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, was driving an off-road vehicle on their property when she wrecked the vehicle and caused it to “enter the pond” on Sunday, according to a police report. (RELATED: Britney Spears’ Niece Is ‘Awake And Talking’ After Being In Critical Condition)

Britney Spears and Jamie Lynn Spears backstage during Nickelodeon's 16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar April 12, 2003 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

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“So grateful that Maddie was able to go home today … it’s truly a miracle,” Spears wrote. “Our prayers were heard, and they were answered. Thank you so much for all of your love and support this week. My family appreciates it more than you will ever know.” (RELATED: Britney Spears Asks For Prayers For Niece In Critical Condition)

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“Maddie Aldridge, 8-year-old daughter of entertainer Jamie Lynn Spears, has been discharged from Children’s Hospital in New Orleans,” a statement to People magazine read. “She is breathing well and interacting with loved ones. Doctors say she is on the way to a full recovery.”

“Her family would like to thank Acadian Ambulance paramedics and Air Med helicopter crew for their life-saving response during the crucial moments after the accident,” it added. “They also extend their sincere gratitude to the doctors and staff of University Medical Center New Orleans as well as Children’s Hospital in New Orleans. The family has appreciated the thousands of people who have been praying for her recovery. They are touched by the outpouring of support they have received during this difficult time.”

On Monday, Spears asked her fans on social media to pray for Maddie, following the crash.

“Need all the wishes and prayers for my niece,” Spears tweeted along with a picture of her niece.

Katie Jerkovich

Entertainment Reporter


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