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Madonna rocks Lisbon at MTV awards

November 05, 2005|From Reuters

LISBON — Madonna stole the show at the MTV Europe Music Awards on Thursday with a live televised performance of her new single "Hung Up," emerging from a giant glitter ball wearing purple leather boots and matching leotard.

The 47-year-old performer rocked the Atlantic Pavilion and said afterward she still gets a kick out of playing to a crowd.

"After I fell off my horse it was amazing to be able to get up and dance," she said backstage, referring to a riding accident in August in which she cracked three ribs and broke her collarbone and a hand.

She confessed she had feared that energetic performances like the one in Lisbon would no longer be possible because of the injuries.

"Being in front of all the people, waiting for it to come up, and waiting to see the audience, my heart was just pumping out of my chest," Madonna said.

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