Madonna Injured In Horse Riding Accident

Madonna's 47th birthday celebration was marred when she suffered several broken bones in a horse riding accident today (Aug. 16) at her country home outside London. The superstar was hospitalized with

Madonna's 47th birthday celebration was marred when she suffered several broken bones in a horse riding accident today (Aug. 16) at her country home outside London. The superstar was hospitalized with three cracked ribs, a broken collarbone and a broken hand, according to her spokesperson, Liz Rosenberg.

The accident occurred at Ashcombe house, her estate outside of London, when the artist and an assistant were riding. Madonna, on a new horse she wasn't accustomed to riding, took a tumble. Her children, Rocco and Lourdes, were at the home but were not with their mother at the time.

"The whole family was out in the country, celebrating her birthday," Rosenberg said.

Her husband, director Guy Ritchie, took Madonna to an undisclosed hospital, where she was treated. Rosenberg said the entertainer was expected to be released later in the evening.

As previously reported, Madonna's new album, "Confessions on a Dancefloor," is due Nov. 15 via Warner Bros.


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