Pop star Madonna was thrown from her horse and suffered minor injuries after the animal was startled by photographers.
Paparazzi had "jumped out of the bushes" on Saturday as the 50-year-old performer was horseback riding in the exclusive Hamptons area of Long Island, N.Y., Madonna's spokeswoman said.
A statement from publicist Liz Rosenberg said the singer went to hospital, suffering bruises, and was released.
Madonna continues to be under observation by doctors.
Madonna, the singer behind mega-hits such as Like a Virgin, Material Girl, and Hang Up, was visiting friends on the eastern end of Long Island — regarded as a playground of the rich and famous.