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Madonna suffers broken ribs, collarbone

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 last time we saw Madonna, she was relaxing at the Kabbalah center in Los Angeles just a few days ago.

But 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.

A source close to Madonna told Access Hollywood that she has since been released from the hospital.

In an exclusive statement to Access Hollywood, Rosenberg, said "It happened around 4 p.m. London time. Madonna is pretty banged up…Her new disc is due this Novemeber and she is set to tour next summer. It's too soon to tell if the tour will be affected, but the press for the disc will definitely be affected."

The new disc is called "Confessions On A Dance Floor."

The accident occurred Tuesday at Ashcombe house, her estate outside of London while 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 the hospital to be treated.

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