Madonna Back On The Job
Madonna hasn’t let motherhood or a recent horseback riding accident slow her down. In fact, you could argue that she’s busier than ever, observes The Early Show correspondent Tracy Smith, who was given an exclusive interview as Madonna visited MTV’s “TRL,” yesterday, receiving a wild welcome, CBS News reports.
It’s been two decades since Madonna first appeared on MTV but even to fans who weren’t born then, Madonna is as big as it gets, says Smith. She visited TRL to promote her new album, “Confessions on a Dance Floor,” which she describes as an all-dance record.
“I decided I wanted to make a record that made people happy, that lifted people up, that gave people hope. And I wanted to make a record where you could put it on and, for a whole hour, you could dance nonstop and not have to skip past anything, skip past slow songs, or go to another record.”
But Smith points out that Madonna’s life is about more than music these days. She’s a children’s book author with two kids of her own, and she’s determined to raise them right.
“The number one rule,” Madonna says, “is to be grateful and say, ‘Please’ and ‘Thank you.’ Yeah. That’s the number one rule. ? Cleaning your room, that’s another one. Brushing your teeth.”
And if they don’t do those things?
“Oh, I just scream and nag at them, like most parents.”
Looking at her you’d never know that on her 47th birthday in August she broke several bones falling off a horse, says Smith.
“I had to do nothing for a month, which was excruciatingly painful for me, to just sit still and let my bones heal, the hardest thing I’ve ever done. And after that, starting to do rehab religiously, and taking lots of supplements. And I had to stop drinking coffee and, uh, nightmare. Nightmare.”
Is she shaken? “No. I’m OK. I’m OK. I’m not completely 100 percent yet, but I’m getting there.”
Madonna also has a documentary coming out called “I’m Going to Tell You a Secret” premiering tonight in New York, and Smith will have have a sneak peek Wednesday, along with a red carpet report.
From CBS News