However, the 50-year-old got fed up of builders' sleazy comments that were directed at her whenever she left her own place. Besides that, the sound of ear-splitting drilling was causing such a commotion that it ruined her workouts. Finally, after seven months of putting up with the bawdy builders, noise and ear splitting drilling, the singer decamped to her personal trainer's gym in nearby St John's Wood.
"Madonna felt as if she has been living in a siege situation," the Mirror quoted a close pal, as saying. "The noise of the drilling meant she was forced to listen to her iPod at full volume, potentially damaging her ears," the pal added.