But singer says the ordeal made her stronger
Madonna has likened her adoption of 2-year-old son David Banda to childbirth.
It was painful and a big struggle and I didnt understand it, she admits.
In the end I rationalised that when a woman goes through natural childbirth, she suffers an enormous amount.
I went through my own kind of birthing pains dealing with the press on my doorstep, accusing me of kidnapping or whatever.
‘But I had to go through some kind of process and in the end it made me stronger so I cant complain.’
Madge, 49, explained how she felt at a Cannes press conference for I Am Because We Are, a documentary about the plight of orphaned children in Malawi.