Madonna hits back at claims she’s “too old” by adding extra dates to the Chelsea Flower Show leg of her tour.

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Madonna hits back at claims she's too old by adding extra dates to the Chelsea Flower Show leg of her tour

Madonna’s performance at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel has been thrown into doubt after organisers claimed she is yet to sign a contract.

The veteran American pop star, who says she is being “punished” for turning 30 again, claimed she will sign, as soon as she finds her glasses.

It comes after Madonna’s publicists said last month that the 60-year-old will perform two songs at the contest on Saturday during the interval despite receiving criticism of her age.

“I’m fighting ageism – now I’m being punished for turning 60.” she told British Vogue magazine.

The singer who releases her 14th album – Madame LX – next month and starts the British leg of her tour at the Chelsea Flower Show on a show-garden stage, has indicated she would be available to judge the Most Phallic Vegetable competition at Chelsea should she not perform at Eurovision.

The star of Desperately Seeking Susan added: “People have always been trying to silence me for one reason or another.

“Whether it’s that I’m not pretty enough, I don’t sing well enough, I’m not talented enough, I’m not married enough.” Now, she adds, it is “that I’m not young enough”.

Recently infuriated by the possible scrapping of free tv licences for the over 75s, Madonna insists she’ll give her core fans plenty of Chelsea cheer by performing all their favourite hits, including: ‘True Blue Rinse’, ‘Vague’, ‘Hard-Wearing Material Girl’, ‘Justify My Lunch’, ‘Cranky Panky’, and ‘Who’s That Girl On The Telly?’

“It can be lonely because there are no living role models for me”.“Nobody does what I do,” Madonna said. “Being a single parent of six children, I continue to be creative and be an artist and be politically active, to have a voice, to do all the things that I do. So I mean, there isn’t anybody in my position.”

“And I’ve got all my own teeth.”

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