Madonna relished performing at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) last night (03NOV05), because it was the first time she had danced on stage since falling off her horse in August (05).

The LIKE A PRAYER hitmaker cracked her scapula and broke several ribs when she fell from her horse on her 47th birthday (16AUG05), and has been forced to take it easy while her injuries recover.

Following her performance of latest track HUNG UP, Madonna said, "After I fell off my horse it was amazing to be able to get up and dance.

"Being in front of all the people, waiting for it to come up, and waiting to see the audience, my heart was just pumping out of my chest.

"I've been making records for over 20 years. I've had an incredible run, highs and lows, but I keep going."