Britney Spears gives promising update on her niece after ATV accident

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Britney Spears took to Twitter on Wednesday night to give a promising update on her niece, Maddie's, condition following her scary ATV accident over the weekend.

The 8-year-old daughter of Jamie Lynn Spears and her ex Casey Aldridge was submerged in a lake on her family's property for two minutes on Sunday after a freak accident on her ATV. Though her mother and stepfather, Jamie Watson, were close by, they had trouble rescuing her before paramedics arrived on the scene.

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"We are so grateful to share that Maddie is making progress," Spears wrote on Twitter. "Thank you all for sending thoughts and prayers our way. Let's all keep praying."

Spears' uplifting note came one day after it had been revealed that Maddie was "awake and talking" following two days of reports that she was in critical condition.

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - AUGUST 14: In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, actress and country music artist Jamie Lynn Spears poses with her six-year-old daughter Maddie and Minnie Mouse in front of Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom park August 14, 2014 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Spears, the sister of pop superstar Britney Spears and former star of 'Zoey 101' on Nickelodeon, lives in Nashville, Tenn. and is currently on tour to support her first country music single. Her sister Britney launched her career at Walt Disney World, starring in 'The All-New Mickey Mouse Club' that taped at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park. (Photo by Chloe Rice/Disney Parks via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 22: (L-R) Actress Jamie Lynn Spears, Maddie Briann Aldridge, and Lynne Spears in the audience at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/BBMA2016/FilmMagic)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - AUGUST 14: In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, actress and country music artist Jamie Lynn Spears poses with her husband, Jamie Watson, her six-year-old daughter Maddie and Minnie Mouse in front of Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom park August 14, 2014 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Spears, the sister of pop superstar Britney Spears and former star of 'Zoey 101' on Nickelodeon, lives in Nashville, Tenn. and is currently on tour to support her first country music single. Her sister Britney launched her career at Walt Disney World, starring in 'The All-New Mickey Mouse Club' that taped at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park. (Photo by Chloe Rice/Disney Parks via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 22: (L-R) Actress Jamie Lynn Spears, Maddie Briann Aldridge, and Lynne Spears attend the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Todd Williamson/BBMA2016/Getty Images for dcp)
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"With her father, mother and stepfather by her side, Maddie regained consciousness mid-day Tuesday, February 7. The 8-year-old daughter of entertainer Jamie Lynn Spears was involved in an ATV accident at a family home Sunday in Kentwood, La," a family statement released on Tuesday said. "Paramedics resuscitated her and she was airlifted to a local hospital. She is aware of her surroundings and recognizes those family members who have kept a round-the-clock vigil since the accident."

We're glad to hear that Maddie's condition is continuing to improve!

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