Recovering Aldridge Fulfils Best Man Duties
JAMIE LYNN SPEARS' boyfriend CASEY ALDRIDGE was back on his feet on Saturday (09May09) to play best man at his cousin's wedding - just two weeks after suffering brain trauma in a Louisiana car crash.
Aldridge, father of Spears' 10-month-old daughter Maddie, was airlifted to hospital last month (Apr09) when he and two friends were thrown from his truck after swerving into a ditch. They had been returning home after celebrating at his cousin's bachelor party.
The 20-year-old was treated for mild brain trauma and a fractured skull at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and was discharged at the beginning of this month (May09).
And he proved he is well on the road to recovery by fulfilling his duties as best man at his cousin's weekend nuptials, which took place at Luckett Lodge in Brandon, Mississippi.
A source tells People.com, "He had the weakness of having been in bed and still trying to get his feet under him, but he made it.
"It was outside, it was hot, but he did OK. It's just going to take him a few weeks to get better."
Spears was also present at the ceremony but kept a low profile. The insider adds, "She helped greet guests. No one really made a big deal over her, it was just Casey and Jamie Lynn."
Aldridge has been charged with a misdemeanour for careless operation of a vehicle - but authorities ruled out both drink and drugs as a cause of the accident.