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Last Updated: Wednesday, 17 August 2005, 16:32 GMT 17:32 UK
Madonna fall 'will not delay CD'
Madonna at Live 8 in London
Madonna was said to have left her estate by helicopter on Wednesday
Pop star Madonna is recovering after breaking several bones in a horse-riding accident on her country estate on Tuesday.

"I can tell you Madonna is doing well," the singer's spokeswoman said.

Madonna suffered three cracked ribs, a broken collarbone and a broken hand in the fall. A gamekeeper said she left her home by helicopter on Wednesday.

UK spokeswoman Barbara Charone also said the accident would not delay the release of her new album in November.

"Her LP is finished and is on course to come out in November with a single prior," she told the BBC News website.

The star is also expected to go on tour next summer.

Hospital

The accident happened when she fell off a new horse in the grounds of her Ashcombe House on the border of Wiltshire and Dorset on her 47th birthday.

She was treated at hospital in Salisbury, 90 miles (150 kilometres) south-west of London.

Her US spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg said the singer had been riding for four or five months.

"She's spent a lot of time riding when she's out in the country," she said.

Ashcombe House
Madonna and Guy Ritchie bought Ashcombe House in 2001
The 1,200-acre Ashcombe estate, the former home of photographer Cecil Beaton, has been described as one of Britain's finest sporting estates.

Madonna and Ritchie bought it in 2001 and she told Vogue she wore sensible shoes, went hunting and fishing and looked after chickens. She also reportedly took up shooting.

"Now I love England and want to be here and not in America. I see England as my home," she told the magazine last month.

"In the summertime, it [Ashcombe] is the most beautiful place in the world."

Last year she won her battle to have ramblers banned from the estate for half the year because of the risk of them being shot during the shooting season.

During the rest of the year, a small section of land is open.


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