Madonna's 'sad' life
Madonna has spoken for the first time about her divorce from Guy Ritchie, admitting she is "sad" about her personal life
Madonna says she is "sad" about her personal life.
The 50-year-old singer has spoken for the first time about her divorce from Guy Ritchie - with who she raises three children - and admits the relationship breakdown is taking its toll on her.
However, the pop superstar says she is pleased to have a busy career to focus on.
She said: "I'm sad about my personal life, but I feel very blessed and very lucky that I have the opportunity to do what I do in my professional life."
Madonna - whose decree nisi, the first part of the divorce, from Guy was granted last week - also said her 'Sticky and Sweet' world tour is "providing a distraction" which is keeping her going.
She added: "It would be horrible if I was just thinking about getting a divorce and had nothing to do."
It has also been reported Madonna has been turning to ex-husband Sean Penn to help her cope with the split.
The former couple - who were seen drinking together at New York's Greenwich Hotel recently following one of Madonna's concerts - have reignited their friendship recently, but there is no chance of any romance rekindling between them.
A source said: "They have a nice rapport. There's nothing romantic there. They're just good friends."