Britney Spears recalled the moment she found out that sister Jamie Lynn Spears‘ daughter Maddie, 14, was in a near-fatal ATV accident in 2017.The singer, 40, took to Twitter on Thursday, November 17, to open up about the scary encounter.
In the social media post, Britney noted she “lost her mind” when she thought her niece wouldn’t make it, according to Page Six.“She said Jamie Lynn said something happened … SILENCE … SILENCE … SILENCE !!!” the “Circus” performer shared in a since-deleted tweet about how she learned the news from her mother, Lynne Spears. “She wouldn’t tell me then she said it … she stopped breathing … we lost her!!!”Britney “started throwing things” when she assumed that Maddie passed away, adding, “My mind was completely and absolutely gone … I lost my mind at that moment.”According to the songwriter, her brother, Bryan Spears, attempted to calm her down while they waited for an update. “Death is a mystery … We don’t understand it… My mind couldn’t process it,” Britney concluded.In February 2017, Jamie Lynn’s daughter was riding an ATV when it flipped over into a pond.
Maddie was knocked unconscious and was submerged underwater for several minutes. Amid the health scare, the then 9-year-old girl was airlifted to the hospital to receive immediate medical attention.The Nickelodeon star, 31, who shares her eldest child with ex Casey Aldridge, later revealed how the incident affected her mental health.“It really was, like, to the point where the panic attacks were all-consuming, where I’m counting, I’m touching the doorknob seven times,” Jamie Lynn explained on Good Morning America in January. “It was consuming my life to the point where it physically was taking over me.Read more on usmagazine.com