The 8-year-old daughter of actress and singer Jamie Lynn Spears is “awake and talking,” a rep for the Spears family revealed on Tuesday afternoon.
Spears’ daughter Maddie was injured when an all-terrain vehicle she was driving fell into a pond in Louisiana on Sunday.
“With her father, mother and stepfather by her side, Maddie regained consciousness mid-day Tuesday, February 7,” the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Department told People magazine in a statement provided by a Spears family rep.
The statement explained the child “is aware of her surroundings and recognizes those family members who have kept a round-the-clock vigil since the accident.”
The update on Maddie’s condition revealed the niece of Britney Spears was temporarily on a ventilator.
“Doctors were able to remove the ventilator today and she is awake and talking. Maddie continues to receive oxygen and is being monitored closely but it appears that she has not suffered any neurological consequences from the accident.”