Pop superstar Madonna has vowed to continue with her hectic work
schedule into old age, because she dreads the idea of becoming fat.
The "Material Girl," 49, fears giving up work will lead to dramatic
weight gain, so she is determined to pack more work into her schedule.
She tells Elle, "I'm not going to be defined by my age. Why should
any woman? I'm not going to slow down, get off this ride, stay home and
get fat. I'd never get fat.
"I feel great and if anything, I'm probably speeding up. There's so
much more in my life to deal with. I've got work to do, children to
raise, a husband to please and a world to save.
"I have a total sense of urgency about it. I don't feel I've done everything. I do feel I want more, more, more."