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Tuesday, 3 July, 2001, 15:05 GMT 16:05 UK
Madonna reveals pre-gig stress

Happy together: Madonna is still in love with Guy
Madonna has revealed she only grabs four hours' sleep a night because she constantly worries about everything that is going on her life.

The star has given a rare interview ahead of her first night at Earl's Court in London on 4 July as part of the Drowned World Tour.

She is playing six nights at the UK venue, all of which sold out within six hours of going on sale.


Guy makes me laugh, he's gorgeous, he's brilliant and we're very much in love.

Madonna

The 42-year-old has also expressed how much of an influence husband Guy Ritchie has had had on her life.

The mother-of-two married the film director in Scotland in December 2000.

Speaking to Heat magazine, she said: "I feel like he is my equal and that's hard to find.

"He makes me laugh, he's gorgeous, he's brilliant and we're very much in love.

"I think a few years ago I wasn't sure what I was on this earth for. I think I was mostly concerned with getting things for myself.

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"More clothes, more money, more popularity and more boyfriends. I wasn't really thinking, I was just doing.

"Then I woke up and said 'what am I on this earth for?' We are here to love and share."

Despite her years of success and sustained popularity she struggles to relax and can only sleep for four hours a night.

She added: "I would like to fall asleep easily and sleep eight hours. I make middle of the night phone calls to my staff.

Documentary

"I can't sleep because I'm thinking about all the stuff I've got to do.

BBC One is to screen a documentary to coincide with the first night of the UK leg of the tour.

The programme will feature interviews with her famous fans and friends, including Stella McCartney, Britney Spears and John Paul Gaultier.

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