By Josh Rottenberg
Updated April 19, 2009 at 05:55 PM EDT

Madonna was thrown from a horse Saturday evening in New York’s Hamptons, suffering “minor injuries and bruises,” her publicist announced. The accident occurred when the 50-year-old singer’s horse was startled by paparazzi who had “jumped out of the bushes” to photograph her, rep Liz Rosenberg said. Madonna—who was visiting celebrity photographer Steven Klein at the time of the accident, according to The New York Daily News—was treated at Southampton Hospital and released. No further information about her condition was disclosed, but in a statement, Rosenberg said the singer, reportedly recovering at friend Gwyneth Paltrow’s Hamptons estate, would undergo additional tests and remain under a doctor’s observation. PhotographerThomas Hinton, 34, who took photos of Madonna before and after theaccident, told on Sunday that he was not present during the incident. Rosenberg didn’trespond to requests for comment. In 2005, Madonna broke several bones in a horseback-riding accident at her country estate outside London, an incident she called “the most painful experience of my life.”

Update: According to the police have confirmed that no one from Madonna’s camp made mention of a photographer causing the accident.