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Janet Jackson Welcomes Son Eissa

Congrats to Wissam & Janet

The pop icon, 50, welcomed her first child with husband Wissam Al Mana, on Tuesday, Jan. 3, ET can confirm.

« Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana are thrilled to welcome their new son Eissa Al Mana into the world, » the singer’s rep said in a statement. « Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably. »

ET broke the news of Jackson’s pregnancy back in May, just two weeks shy of her birthday. The news came amid a major tour for Jackson, which she was forced to postpone.

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« We’re in the second leg of the tour and there actually has been a sudden change, » Jackson explained in a video posted to Twitter at the time. « I thought it was important that you be the first to know. My husband and I are planning our family, so I’m going to have to delay the tour. »

« Please, if you could try and understand that it’s important that I do this now, » she asked of her fans. « I have to rest up, doctor’s orders. But I have not forgotten about you. I will continue the tour as soon as I possibly can. »

Jackson has maintained a relatively low profile during her pregnancy. After going silent on Twitter in August, Jackson offered an update for her fans in November.

« Hey you guys.. It’s been awhile.. but I’m still listening, » she wrote. « I feel your love and prayers.. Thank you.. and I’m doing well. »

Written by Sophie Schillaci

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