Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Broken Bones Hinder Madonna's Bid To Become Queen Mother

CNN is reporting that Madonna's "Three Years To Fifty!" birthday party came to a literal crashing halt today when she fell off her horse at her English country estate. No doubt she was riding a right proper English saddle, dressed in full Versace tweeds, and carrying a Kabbalah-approved riding crop:
Madonna's 47th birthday celebration was marred when she suffered several broken bones in a horse riding accident at her country home outside London, her publicist told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

The superstar was hospitalized with three cracked ribs, a broken collarbone and a broken hand, according to Liz Rosenberg, her spokeswoman based in New York.

The accident occurred Tuesday at Ashcombe house, her estate outside of London.

Madonna and an assistant were riding horses, when 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, Rosenberg said.

"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.

While I'm evah so sorry that Lady Madonna was injured (I wonder if the horse couldn't understand her Windsor Castle-By-Way-of-Detroit accent?), I must say that I love the picture CNN chose to accompany the story, wot wot:

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She looks like Terri Schiavo on a bad day. Someone at CNN's got a snarky sense of humor and deserves a round of hearty Felt Up huzzahs!

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