Madonna falls from horse

The singer injured on her birthday …

MADONNA is recovering after falling off a horse yesterday (August 16).

The singer, who was celebrating her 47th birthday at her Ashcombe Housecountry estate on the Wilshire and Dorset borders, fell from her ride suffering three cracked ribs, a broken collarbone and a broken hand.

Madonna was taken to hospital in Salisbury, but was discharged that evening.

The singer is believed to have recently taken-up riding, having several lessons and borrowing horses from a Richmond stable ahead of her performance at Live 8 in July, reports the Guardian.