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Apr 21, 2009 3:58 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Madonna suffers minor injuries when thrown from horse in Bridgehampton

Apr 21, 2009 3:58 PM

Pop singer Madonna suffered minor injuries Saturday afternoon when she was thrown from a horse while at photographer Steven Klein’s West Kill Farm in Bridgehampton, according to published reports.

The 50-year-old entertainer was taken to Southampton Hospital via ambulance at around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, and was released several hours later. She had reportedly been staying at friend Gwyneth Paltrow’s home in Amagansett.

Madonna’s publicist, Liz Rosenberg, released a statement on Saturday stating that the horse had gotten spooked when a photographer jumped out of the bushes to get a shot of the famous singer, causing the fall.

On Monday, photographer Thomas Hinton, who was at the scene earlier, disputed those claims, saying that he left before the fall even occurred.

He explained that after getting a tip that Madonna was in town, he tracked her down to the Bridgehampton farm, located on Scuttle Hole Road just east of Channing Daughters Winery. He said he then started taking pictures from the road at about 3:30 p.m., but left about 20 minutes later when he determined that he could not get a clear shot because of the hedges. His photographs later ran in the New York Post.

A few minutes later, he heard that the Bridgehampton Fire Department was responding to the farm on Scuttle Hole Road for a 50-year-old woman who fell from a horse.

“I figured on the odd chance it might be Madonna, I should go back,” he said. “I was hoping to go there and rule it out.”

He then shot pictures of the pop star being placed onto a stretcher and taken to the hospital, and of her being released several hours later. He said that he never would have trespassed onto Mr. Klein’s property, calling it an “egregious” thing to do. He added that no complaints had been filed against him with the Southampton Town Police.

The detective handling the case for the department could not immediately be reached for comment.

Caroline Simson

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Who cares?
By peoplefirst (787), Southampton on Apr 20, 09 3:12 PM
West Kiln Farm not Kill Farm. LOL.
By landarchi (33), Southampton on Apr 20, 09 3:25 PM
oh my god i hope she's alright.yea right
By pinga (90), hamptonbays on Apr 20, 09 5:33 PM
I understand a certain amount of animus toward as highly visible a personality as Madonna, but come on already! Where is the charity?

By Frank Wheeler (1826), Northampton on Apr 20, 09 5:40 PM
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By littleplains (305), olde england on Apr 20, 09 7:52 PM
was she riding bareback?
By WHBinManhattan (47), Manhattan/Westhampton on Apr 20, 09 7:55 PM
I agree 100%....who cares? Many more important things to read about. She's trash as far as I'm concerned and I'd rather read about the local horse rescue events, shows and related articles.
By EQme (112), East Quogue on Apr 20, 09 8:04 PM
it's pretty cool that you take the time to read and comment on an article that you say you don't care about and probably knew you wouldn't like just by reading the headline...
By dogfacejones (81), Southampton on Apr 20, 09 9:14 PM
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By Uncle Fester (61), Southampton on Apr 21, 09 6:35 AM
So cranky . . . !
By barnbabe (64), westhampton beach on Apr 21, 09 9:45 AM
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By localbigboy (7), southampton on Apr 21, 09 10:26 AM
Is the horse okay?
By Mr Suffolk (113), Twin Forks on Apr 21, 09 12:05 PM
I find it very amusing how moronic some of your comments are !
By PrivateerMatt (390), Weesuck Creek , EQ on Apr 21, 09 1:57 PM
I heard the fall all the way in Southampton. Reminded me of her last record.
By ride the truth wave (125), southampton on Apr 21, 09 2:56 PM
Was A-Rod there?
By slamminsammy (104), Hampton Bays on Apr 22, 09 6:53 PM
I think everyone is missing a huge point. NO one else thinks its f'd up that some photographer is 1. Tresspassing 2.scanning police or fire pagers 3. invading someones privacy 4. waiting outside the hospital for MORE pictures of her when he did probably jump out of the bushes and hurt her in the first place? When did it become OK in this country that if your famous your privacy goes out the window?
By hamptonsgrl (3), east quogue on Apr 24, 09 10:35 AM
"When did it become OK in this country that if your famous your privacy goes out the window?"

Probably around 1987.
By slamminsammy (104), Hampton Bays on Apr 24, 09 11:50 PM