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Madonna Gives Birth to a Baby Boy

Baby Rocco born to Madonna, Guy Ritchie

August 14, 2000 12:00 AM ET

Three weeks before her due date, Madonna gave birth to a baby boy on Friday in Los Angeles. "English film director Guy Ritchie and Madonna are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Rocco Ritchie," read a statement from the singer's record label, Warner Brothers. "Overjoyed mother, father, sister Lourdes and baby are all safe and sound at an undisclosed location."

Madonna confirmed rumors that she was expecting a son during a telephone interview with a Los Angeles radio station the day before and announced her plans to give birth in the United States, calling English hospitals "old and Victorian."

Madonna's first child, Lourdes -- fathered by her former personal trainer Carlos Leon -- was born in October, 1996.

Meanwhile, new Madonna music is on the horizon. In a recorded message on www.madonnamusic.com the soon-to-be forty-two-year-old singer tells fans, "You've probably been hearing about my new record Music for a while, but I just wanted to make sure that you know the single is going to drop very soon. I worked on this track with a French guy called Mirwais and he is the shit. The album will be released worldwide on September 19 and I hope you like my music."

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