Jamie Lynn Spears tears up as she recounts the details of her daughter Maddie’s ATV crash

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Jamie Lynn Spears could barely contain her emotions as she recounted the terrifying moment her daughter Maddie crashed her ATV during an interview with Maria Menounos.

The 29-year-old actress and singer appeared via video chat on the 41-year-old entertainment reporter’s Better Together talk show on YouTube.

She delved into the fear that overwhelmed her as she though her daughter might not survive her injuries.

Heartbreaking: Jamie Lynn Spears, 29, recounted the horrifying period when she feared for her daughters life after an ATV crash on Thursday’s episode of Better Together with Maria Menounos

As Jamie Lynn described it, she was supervising her daughter as she drove an ATV.

‘My oldest daughter was in a really bad accident,’ she said, explaining that she drove the vehicle into the water and severely injured herself, despite her mother taking ‘every safety measure that could be taken.’

Once they found Maddie she feared it was already too late.

‘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 her from me, we thought she was gone. We thought we lost our daughter.’

Chilling: 'My oldest daughter was in a really bad accident,' she said, explaining that she drove the vehicle into the water and severely injured herself, despite her mother taking 'every safety measure that could be taken'

Chilling: ‘My oldest daughter was in a really bad accident,’ she said, explaining that she drove the vehicle into the water and severely injured herself, despite her mother taking ‘every safety measure that could be taken’

Horrifying: '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 her from me, we thought she was gone'

Horrifying: ‘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 her from me, we thought she was gone’

‘That moment, I felt everything that you can feel, I think, as far as the worst,’ she explained.

‘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.’

After a firefighter detected detected Maddie’s faint pulse she was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

Her daughter’s condition was so serious that Jamie Lynn asked that a priest be allowed to come in the room as a ‘worst 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,’ she remembered. ‘That was our first sign that she was there.’

Her daughter's condition was so serious that Jamie Lynn asked that a priest be allowed to come in the room as a 'worst case scenario'

Her daughter’s condition was so serious that Jamie Lynn asked that a priest be allowed to come in the room as a ‘worst case scenario’

Good news: Her daughter began thrashing around during the Last Rites, suggesting that she would recover

Good news: Her daughter began thrashing around during the Last Rites, suggesting that she would recover

That near-death experience was the moment ‘everything changed’ for the sister of Britney Spears, who felt freed from some of her fears.

‘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 explained. ‘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,’ she said.

In February, Jamie Lynn commemorated the three-year anniversary of Maddie’s accident with an emotional Instagram post.

‘[The day] started like most Sunday’s, going to church, visiting family, to suddenly trying to save my daughters life, to them taking her away, to us believing we had lost her forever, and it literally felt like the world stood still around me,’ she wrote.

Moving forward: That near-death experience was the moment 'everything changed' for the sister of Britney Spears, who felt freed from some of her fears

Moving forward: That near-death experience was the moment ‘everything changed’ for the sister of Britney Spears, who felt freed from some of her fears

Never forget: In February, Jamie Lynn commemorated the three-year anniversary of Maddie's accident with an emotional Instagram post

Never forget: In February, Jamie Lynn commemorated the three-year anniversary of Maddie’s accident with an emotional Instagram post

Unexpected: '[The day] started like most Sunday’s, going to church, visiting family, to suddenly trying to save my daughters life, to them taking her away, to us believing we had lost her forever, and it literally felt like the world stood still around me,' she wrote

Unexpected: ‘[The day] started like most Sunday’s, going to church, visiting family, to suddenly trying to save my daughters life, to them taking her away, to us believing we had lost her forever, and it literally felt like the world stood still around me,’ she wrote

The former All That actress went on to describe Maddie’s full recovery as a ‘miracle.’

Only days after her mother celebrated her new lease on life, Maddie broke her wrist, those Jamie Lynn described it as ‘nothing too serious.’

She shares her oldest daughter with her former fiancé Casey Aldridge, who was charged around the same time with five counts of burglary after being arrested in December 2019 for allegedly trying to steal firearms.

The Sweet Magnolias star also has a 2-year-old daughter Ivey with her husband Jamie Watson, whom she married in 2014.

Blended family: The actress has raised Maddie with her husband Jamie Watson, with whom she shares two-year-old Ivey. Maddie's father Casey Aldridge was arrested in December for stealing firearms

Blended family: The actress has raised Maddie with her husband Jamie Watson, with whom she shares two-year-old Ivey. Maddie’s father Casey Aldridge was arrested in December for stealing firearms

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