Rep: Madonna Wasn’t Questioned By Police Over Horseback Riding Fall
First Published: April 21, 2009 4:11 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Madonna’s rep issued a new statement on Tuesday saying that police did not, in fact, question the pop star properly after she fell from a horse over the weekend in the Hamptons.
“Madonna was barely conscious and had fainted twice, right after the fall and when she was in the ambulance,” Madonna’s rep, Liz Rosenberg, said in a statement to Access Hollywood on Tuesday morning. “She only remembers giving the police her name. They never asked her what happened. This could have been a very dangerous situation and we’re just all grateful that she wasn’t hurt more seriously.”
On Saturday, Rosenberg had released a statement claiming that Madonna’s horse threw her after being startled “by paparazzi who jumped out of the bushes to photograph the singer.”
But on Monday, Thomas Hinton, a freelance photographer who took pictures of Madonna following her fall in the Hamptons, told Access he was not involved in the incident, and miles away when the accident happened.
The Southampton, NY, Police Department released their field report, also on Monday, which made no mention of a paparazzi presence or influence in Madonna’s fall.
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Madonna sustained, “minor injuries and bruises” following being thrown off a horse on Saturday, as Rosenberg had previously told Access.
“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,” Rosenberg told Access last Saturday. “Madonna will be having further tests and continues to remain under observation by doctors.”
Us Magazine spoke with Madonna personal trainer, Tracy Anderson, at Monday night’s Smart Cookie Awards in New York, who told them, “She’s going to be fine. She fell on her butt.”
It wasn’t the equestrian star’s first horse-related injury. Madonna broke several bones in a 2005 fall on her English country estate on her 47th birthday, including three cracked ribs, a broken collarbone and a broken hand.
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