Madonna Horses Around, Falls


Last evening The New York Post broke the story that Madonna suffered another fall while riding horseback in the Hamptons and reported that her Madgesty had to be taken away by ambulance strapped to board (as you may recall, Maddy fell from a horse back in 2005 and suffered a broken collarbone, hand and ribs). The story didn’t immediately indicate that her injuries were very severe but I imagine that every single precaution that could be taken was taken just to be safe. Here is a photo of Madonna riding on a horse when she did a little promo stunt with David Letterman in NYC a few years ago (it was the first time she got back on a horse after her 2005 fall) and the deets on what went down in the Hamptons yesterday:

Madonna took a nasty spill while horseback riding in the Hamptons this afternoon. The 50-year-old pop icon, decked out in full riding gear and helmet, was doing jumps at famed photographer Steven Klein’s horse farm in Bridgehampton when she fell around 4:20 p.m. After the fall, about 10 people, including 22-year-old boy toy Jesus Luz, nervously gathered around her before emergency workers arrived. She was carried into an ambulance on a backboard and rushed to Southampton Hospital with Klein by her side. A police source said the injuries did not appear serious and she was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons. The Material Mom’s day began when she and her sons Rocco, 8, and David, 3, took a helicopter from Manhattan and landed at East Hampton airport around 2p.m. She then went straight to Klein’s compound for what should have been a relaxing day in the sun. Some of her luggage was taken to actress and good friend’s Gwyneth Paltrow nearby home. This isn’t the Pop Queen’s first riding mishap. In 2005, she broke several bones — including three cracked ribs, a broken collarbone and a broken hand — when she lost her balance riding on her London complex on her 47th birthday. Last fall, when her divorce to Guy Ritchie was announced, reports speculated her marriage ended after he coldly reacted to that slip. “If you can pinpoint an exact event or incident which spelled the death knell for them as a couple, Madonna’s horse-riding accident was it,” a close family friend told London’s Sun.

Madonna’s manager Guy Oseary immediately posted a tweet (message) to his official Twitter profile blaming the incident on the paparazzi, he wrote:

Madonna’s rep Liz Rosenberg echoes the blame on the paparazzi and states that Madonna will be hospitalized and kept under observation to ensure that she is OK. I hope for Madonna’s sake that nothing was broken and that she is uninjured. Horse accidents like this can be deadly. I’m sure that all of our thoughts and prayers are with her for a speedy recovery.

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  • Great detective work, getting that Tweet. Would not surprise me if it was the paps fault.

  • Shannon

    My mother got thrown off a horse once into a barbed wire fence. It was great because the next week we went to Disney and since she was in a wheelchair we got to go to the front of every line. :)

    Hopefully Madonna’s okay.

  • roxster

    why am i surprised that twitter is being used by her manager as a way to address press issues? I guess its ironic actually since tats how twitter started

  • Janelle

    @AmYGrindhouse – I couldn’t agree with you more!

  • Yikes! If the accident really was caused by paps, does that mean there are pics of the accident flying around?
    I really hope she’s okay, for chrissakes look what happened to Christopher Reeve back in the 90’s (and countless other non-famous people I would also think).

  • Steph

    Horses spooking can be really bad if the rider doesn’t know what they are doing. People make it worse because they treat horses like inanimate objects. Depending on the horse you can’t yell and scream around them, take flash photography or make any loud noises. I’ve been on many horses that have spooked and been able to stay on (most of the time) and never got hurt.
    I imagine the reason these celebrities get hurt is because they are doing something they are not trained for or are ready for. In Madonna’s case I speculate she is not all that balanced and ended up unbalanced on the horse. These types of falls are not typical, and I hope people don’t get scared off of this great sport because of it.

  • PixieBassline

    It’s also pretty damn difficult to stay on a running/trotting/jumping horse when you don’t weigh more than 100 – 110 lbs. I don’t see how those little horse-jocks do it!

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