We can’t even imagine what Jamie Lynn Spears had to go through here. Unbelievable!
The 29-year-old country music singer and actress is reliving what was likely the worst day of her life: the day daughter Maddie was severely injured in that infamous 2017 ATV accident. And to hear her tell it now, we’re learning more about just how lucky her little one is to truly be alive, y’all. Wow!!!
The former Nickelodeon star sat down (virtually!) with Maria Menounos on Thursday for the most recent episode of Menounos’ internet show Better Together. During the pair’s long, informative interview, the Zoey 101 alum got real about Maddie’s near-death experience, sharing never-before-heard details, emotions, and reactions to the horrific incident.
For one, Britney Spears‘ little sis recalls how during that fateful day, after Maddie had crashed her ATV into the water and was submerged, members of the group hustled to get her up out of the water. Even after they got her out from under the surface, though, Jamie Lynn recalled how she thought she’d lost her daughter for good (below):
“We dove in and we were able to rescue her. When we were finally able to get her out of the water … and the first responders took from me, we thought she was gone. We thought we lost our daughter. That moment, I felt everything that you can feel, I think, as far as the worst. There’s nothing worse than looking at your child and just feeling that you’ve failed her. And I didn’t want her to think that I couldn’t save her.”
Whoa. Talk about real! And SCARY!
Spears continued from there, remembering how a firefighter was finally able to get a pulse by the time Maddie had to be airlifted to a hospital, though her condition still looked grim. The mom, who also shares 2-year-old daughter Ivey Joan with husband Jamie Watson, continued:
“She wasn’t responding to anything and so it was not looking good for us. It was a worse case scenario. went to put the oil on her and read the rites and she sat up and started kicking, and her hands started grabbing at all the things. That was our first sign that she was there.”
OMG! That’s incredible…
As you’d expect, Maddie’s near-death experience — and eventual recovery — has seriously affected Jamie Lynn to this day. No longer content to procrastinate or settle, the former child star is fired up to live life after gaining such a significant perspective from her now 11-year-old’s crash. The singer said:
“I’ve faced my worst fear now. What else can I mess up or do wrong that will be as horrible as that? Nothing. There’s nothing. God gave me the blessing of giving me my daughter back. I lost her and I got her back. So I don’t get to make any excuses. I’ve been given the best the biggest blessing you can be given. I’m not allowed to waste a day on this earth complaining or being ungrateful.”
Amen to that!!!!
You can watch Jamie Lynn’s full interview (below) to hear more of the story and more:
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