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Madonna Blames Photo Snapping Paparazzi for Horse Fall; They Say They Weren’t There

April 20, 2009

photographer who says he captured images of Madonna after she fell off a horse in the Hamptons over the weekend disputes the singer’s account of how the accident happened.

Madonna’s spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg says the singer took the tumble Saturday when her horse was spooked by paparazzi.

FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 file photo, Madonna arrives ... 

“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,” Rosenberg said in a statement.

The singer, who recently turned 50, suffered “minor injuries” and bruises, Rosenberg said. She was treated at a Southampton hospital and was released, but she still was being monitored by doctors.

Photographer Thomas Hinton told Newsday for its online editions Sunday that “the only photographer present” when the “Material Girl” and “Like a Virgin” singer fell was Steven Klein, her host in the Hamptons, a playground for the rich and famous on the eastern end of Long Island.

Hinton said he received a tip Madonna was in the Hamptons and photographed her from a public road before and after the accident. He said he wasn’t there when she fell.

Southampton Town police on Sunday didn’t provide details on the horseback riding fall, which wasn’t Madonna’s first.

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