This is really sad to hear.
[Image via WENN.]
We. Want. This. NOW!
A New York auction house has obtained this GORGEOUS photo of Madonna in all her glory and is giving it away to the highest bidder next month.
The black and white image was taken in 1990 by Steven Meisel, the photographer responsible for the pictures in her 1992 book Sex, and is expected to sell for $7,500!
And yes, we don't condone smoking, but we're pretty sure Madonna didn't get and KEEP a body like that by sucking down cancer sticks. Judith Eurich, a representative from the vendor selling the photograph, told sources:
"She is a very healthy person and I'd imagine the cigarette is just a prop to make her look sexy and sultry."
Maybe she did partake in the unhealthy habit in her younger years, but she's gotten her priorities straight. If you've seen her slammin' 53-year-old body these days (which looks pretty damn similar to her early 30s body above), then you'd agree that she's done everything she can to stay as healthy as possible!
Either way, this photograph is absolutely FABulous and we KNOW die-hard fans will be clamoring to get it on May 8th!
[Image via Steven Meisel.]