After all these years, Britney Spears’ “Toxic” is still a pretty awesome tune. It also saves lives!

Maegan Johnson, a 13-year-old brain aneurysm and stroke survivor from Alabama, shared a sweet story about her recovery, which she says is owed to the 2003 pop hit. At the age of seven, Maegan experienced a ruptured brain aneurysm. Her parents were told by doctors “not to expect a good outcome.” During a procedure, she also suffered a stroke and underwent a 10-hour brain surgery. Afterwards, unable to communicate, Maegan became depressed.

When someone played the Britney Spears tune for Maegan, she began to smile, and tried to move her hips and arms, reports THR. Afterwards, doctors incorporated the song into all of her therapy sessions. Six years later, Maegan looks happy and healthy in a video she posted of herself dancing to the song. on Facebook. Naturally, she wanted to thank Brit Brit and tell her inspiring story.

Looks like the word spread to Spears, because the pop singer shared the video on her own Facebook page with the comment: “Thank you for sharing your incredible story, Maegan! I’m so inspired by you and I’m touched my music helped you get through such a difficult time.‪#‎JustKeepDancing‬, sweetie!! You are AMAZING!”


And since we all want to get up and dance to it now:

Contact the author at

Image via Youtube/screencap.