Madonna stomachs op
13:30 17 February 2006
Madonna says she's fine after her recent hernia operation.
The sexy singer - who was named Best International Female at Wednesday's (15.02.06) Brit Awards - had the condition corrected at a Los Angeles hospital last week.
The 47-year-old is believed to have injured herself after contorting her body into various unusual positions while practicing dance routines.
Madonna insists the surgery was a complete success and says she is ready to get on the road for her forthcoming world tour.
She said: "It hasn't hurt me at all I just decided to take care of it, because I'm about to go on tour again and I don't like having holes in my stomach."
However, the pop diva's friends are reportedly worried she is taking her punishing exercise regime too far - and are convinced she is jeopardising her health.
One pal told America's New York Post newspaper: "She looks way too thin. It's scary. Everyone around her is buzzing that she's working herself right into exhaustion."
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