A teenage girl from Alabama has said pop star Britney Spears’ 2003 hit single “Toxic” helped her recover from a brain aneurysm and stroke.
Maegan Johnson, 13, said she wants to thank Britney Spears, 33, for her role in her miraculous return to normal health, said The Hollywood Reporter.
Johnson wrote a Facebook post last month in which she shared that she suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm aged 7, and that her parents were told “not to expect a good outcome.”
Johnson also suffered a stroke during a procedure, and after a 10-hour brain surgery, she was unable to speak for six weeks.
“I had to communicate on a dry erase board and became very depressed. One day someone played one of my (CDs).
“The first song did nothing, but the next song was ‘Toxic’by Britney Spears-I smiled, tried moving my hips and lifting my arm waving it back and forth in the air trying to dance. That song was incorporated in ALL Therapy Sessions.”
Six years later, the 13-year-old has posted an inspiring video of herself smiling and dancing to “Toxic”, in a Facebook post that has garnered nearly 270,000 views in less than two months. Johnson uses the hashtag #justkeepdancing and writes that she is still trying to get Spears to hear her amazing tale.
“Hopefully with your help, my wish will finally come true. I just want to thank her and let her know how much I appreciate her and tell her my story.”