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Shakira Goes to Hospital to Give Birth to Son

Jan. 22, 2013

Colombian pop star Shakira, 35, on Tuesday arrived at a hospital in Barcelona, Spain, to give birth to her first child.

Shakira was seen arriving by car, accompanied by FC Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique, the father of the child.

The baby is known to be a boy, though his name has been kept secret.

He was due to be born by Cesarean section, according to media reports. Shakira's parents and two of her siblings have arrived in Barcelona, where she lives much of the time.

Shakira has not appeared in public since January 14.

Source: Copyright 2013 dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

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