Jamie Lynn Spears Speaks On Daughter's Near-Death Experience

Jamie Lynn Spears On Daughter’s Near-Death Experience: ‘We Thought We Lost Our Daughter’

Jamie Lynn Spears recently shed light on her daughter’s horrifying near-death experience.

The 29-year-old actress shared the nerve-wracking details about her 11-year-old daughter Maddie‘s 2017 ATV accident during Thursday’s episode of Better Together with Maria Menounos.

Spears was teary-eyed as she recalled the events when Maddie was admitted to the hospital and a priest was in the middle of reading her child’s last rites when Maddie suddenly became responsive again.

Jamie Lynn Spears Speaks On Daughter's Near-Death Experience
Image via Instagram

“My oldest daughter was in a really bad accident.” Her daughter Maddie was riding on an ATV close by her family “with every safety measure that could be taken” when she “somehow or another, drove into the water.”

“We dove in and we were able to rescue her,” she said. “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,” the mom, who also shares 2-year-old daughter Ivey Joan with husband Jamie Watson, continued. “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.”

RELATED: Britney Spears’ 13-Year-Old Son Jumped on Instagram to Trash Talk Britney’s Dad and Says His Mom May Never Sing Again as Britney Herself Considers Removing K.Fed Tattoo

Spears said a firefighter was able to get a pulse despite Maddie’s condition looking so grim, that she had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital.

“She wasn’t responding to anything and so it was not looking good for us,” she recalled, sharing with host Maria Menounos how she remembers asking for a priest to be let into the intensive care unit to pray for her daughter in what she described as a “worse case scenario.”

“He 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,” Spears said. “That was our first sign that she was there.”

RELATED: Britney Spears’ Dad Allegedly Intervened in Her Pregnancy Plans with Longtime Boyfriend

Spears shared how at that moment, “everything changed” for her as a parent.

“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,” she shared. “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, biggest blessing you can be given,” Spears added. “I’m not allowed to waste a day on this earth complaining or being ungrateful.”

About Mamas Uncut

Mamas Uncut is the place for moms online. We cover the latest news around motherhood and parenting, plus entertainment news as well – all with a mom-focused twist. Looking for parenting advice? We have plenty of it, all for moms, from moms. Our mission is focused solely on empowering moms and moms-to-be with the knowledge and answers they’re looking for. We don’t stop there though, we have expert advice on a range of topics, and all of our categories get updated multiple times a day, so if there’s one website for moms you need to bookmark, it’s Mamas Uncut. We cover it all, from the latest and trendiest baby names, in the US and all over the world, to advice for moms in the workplace, or mom to mom advice on balancing it all. Looking for an answer to a specific question you’ve have? Head over to our new answers section, where you can ask questions on a nearly endless amount of topics, and you’ll get answers fast – really fast. Mamas Uncut is more than just the place for moms, it’s the community of moms – all here to help, make friends, and more. Not sure where to start? Take a look at one of our key topic areas like Pregnancy or Relationships – if you’re looking for advice on a specific topic, there’s a pretty good chance that we’ve already written on it (a few times), or that it’s within our answers section. If you don’t have time to read the site every day, we also have a newsletter that you can control how often you want to receive – that way we send all of the must-see content for moms directly to your inbox – it’s that easy. So go ahead and take a look around, ask a question, or just keep reading, we’re glad you’re here.

Leave a Comment