I’ve taken many slaps and I don’t regret a thing
Humble pop superstar Madonna insisted she is still astonished by her achievements, after being inducted into the UK Music Hall Of Fame last night.
The Material Girl was given an honorary award at the first ever ceremony in London – and launched into an emotional speech about her career
She said, “If anyone had told me when I was a little girl growing up in the Mid-West that I would be married to a Brit, be living in England and be inducted into the Music Hall of Fame I would have said, ‘B**locks to that!’
“In spite of the title of this ceremony, I think this award is more to do with my accomplishments than my fame.
“Just because I am famous, doesn’t mean I don’t have anything to say.
“It is the voice I have been given, the voice to ask questions with, challenge with, explode with, creative with, laugh with and cry with and I am also truly grateful my voice has given other people a voice.
“I am so grateful to the people who have stuck their neck out for me and taken the slaps.
“I’ve taken many slaps and I don’t regret a thing.”