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Britney Spears in shock over tragic family accident

Pop star's concerns as niece is left submerged in water

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Britney Spears is frantic with worry after a beloved family member was involved in a serious accident.

Her eight-year-old niece Maddie Aldridge was airlifted to a hospital near the singer’s Louisiana home base after an off-roading accident.

According to reports Maddie was a passenger in a Polaris off-roading vehicle that toppled over during a hunting trip in Kentwood, Louisiana.

After the vehicle flipped over, Maddie was plunged into water where she was spent ‘several minutes submerged underwater’.

When help finally arrived the nipper was unconscious and rushed to hospital.

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Britney’s sister Jamie Lynn, 25, wasn’t on the trip but her husband Jamie Watson – Maddie’s stepdad – posted a photo on Instagram hours before the accident in Arcola, Louisiana.

Jamie Lynn’s father, Jamie Spears was the first family member to speak out about the incident and told Entertainment Tonight: “All I can say is pray for our baby Maddie.”

Britney hasn’t commented explicitly on the accident but friends say she was frantic with worry when she found out her niece had been involved in an accident.

However, she did post a message on Instagram saying “Another day, another blessing”.

Meanwhile, Britney’s rep issued a statement which suggested media reports didn’t tell the full story.

The statement said: “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.”

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Jamie Lynn has been off the radar for several years after three years as the star of the Nickelodeon series Zoey 101.

But aside from being best known as Britney’s kid sister, she made headlines of her own back in 2007 when she became pregnant with Maddie at 16; the child, whose father is Jamie Lynn’s ex Casey Aldridge, was born June 19, 2008.