Like much of the rest of the world, the original Material Girl, Madonna, continues to fascinate us with her on-stage, flesh-baring antics during her latest world tour.
The endless stories – and pictures – following her around the world make for compulsive reading and viewing. One day she’s lambasted for revealing too much flesh in Turkey, another day for flashing her rear in Italy.
But the latest twist are the photographs of her wearing bandages around her ankles during rehearsals in Rome. It seems the performer’s high-energy routines are taking their toll on her 53-year-old body – and she is, in fact, a mere mortal like the rest of us.
You’ve got to hand it to her, though, Madonna most certainly breaks the mould and refuses to be pigeonholed. As she has with every decade, she is now redefining what it is to be a woman in her fifties.
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