A much-ballyhooed snapshot of Madonna sporting a pair of muscular limbs with absolutely zero fat on them has been cast away by her rep as a work of fiction. The photo, taken on July 26, raised questions in the fitness community on whether she is taking her grueling workouts too far.

But her people insist Madonna is not that skinny and that the pic was tweaked.

"Madonna's arms in the most recent photos have absolutely been altered by Photoshop or some other means," the unnamed rep told on Wednesday, "Her arms do not look like that in real life."