Police: 'Photographers are not to blame for Madonna horse fall'

Police who helped Madonna after she fell from a horse on Saturday insist photographers weren't to blame for the accident.

The singer was treated at Southampton Hospital on New York's Long Island after taking a tumble at the home of her friend Steven Klein.

Madonna's representative Liz Rosenberg blamed a paparazzo for the fall, claiming a snapper stunned the Material Girl's horse.

She said: "The accident occurred when the horse Madonna was riding was startled by paparazzi who jumped out of the bushes to photograph the singer, who was visiting friends on Eastern Long Island over the weekend. Madonna will be having further tests and continues to remain under observation by doctors."

Photographer Thomas Hinton poured scorn on the claims, insisting he was the only snapper at the scene, and left before Madonna fell.

And now local police Sergeant Herbert Johnson reveals there was no mention of a photographer in the police report Madonna filed.

He tells TMZ.com: "There is no mention of photographers. It's a matter of spin control that went out of control. If they felt there was something else, they would have written 'paparazzi' in the form - if they felt there was a problem."

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