Madonna 'strong again' after riding accident

Madonna says she is “strong again” after breaking nine bones in a horse riding accident at her English country home last year.

Madonna says she is “strong again” after breaking nine bones in a horse riding accident at her English country home last year.

“Well, I did survive 2005,” the pop diva says in an interview in the March issue of Harper’s Bazaar, adding: “It was a very tumultuous year. I felt like I came out of my disco ball like most people get shot out of a cannon. Forget about riding a horse again – I didn’t know if I was going to be able to dance again.”

Madonna suffered three cracked ribs, a broken collarbone and a broken hand after falling off a horse on her 47th birthday on August 16 last year.

“When I shot the video (for Hung Up) none of the bones had gone together. Pharmaceuticals and my will got me through the shoot. So to come out of that, I felt so much inspiration and so much joy just to have my body back and to feel strong again,” she says.

Madonna says she stopped doing yoga while her shoulder was healing.

“I used to be a freak about doing yoga, but I had to do a lot of Pilates to rehab my shoulder joint and get the use of my arm back. So I started really getting into Pilates and dancing more,” she says.

“My Pilates instructor was a dancer, so my workouts became much more ballet-oriented, rather than the visceral, gymnastic, Ashtanga yoga thing.”

Madonna’s love affair with Britain, where she lives with husband/filmmaker Guy Ritchie and her two children in Tollard Royal, Wiltshire continued as Sorry, the second single from her Confessions on a Dance Floor album, shot straight to the top of the singles chart.

Sorry is her 12th British No. 1 and matches the success of her last release, Hung Up.

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