The star says she "does not believe it is appropriate" to air the promo while the war in Iraq rages...

MADONNA has decided to withdraw the video for her new single ‘AMERICAN LIFE’, her publicist has told NME.COM.

The clip, which according to a statement has been “the subject of rumours and misinformation”, was due to premiere this Friday (April 4), but it will now not be shown.

Madonna said: “I have decided not to release my new video. It was filmed before the war started and I do not believe it is appropriate to air it at this time. Due to the volatile state of the world and out of sensitivity and respect to the armed forces, who I support and pray for, I do not want to risk offending anyone who might misinterpret the meaning of this video.”


The video sees the star in a military uniform playing a superhero against a backdrop of what her press release describes as “current cultural obsessions”.

Madonna‘s album of the same name is due on April 21.

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