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Shakira Leaves Hospital

posted 27 Jan 2013, 09:13 by Mpelembe   [ updated 27 Jan 2013, 09:14 ]

Shakira and Gerard Pique leave hospital with their first son.

 BARCELONASPAIN (JANUARY 27, 2013) (REUTERS) - Colombian singer Shakira and her first son Milan have been discharged from hospital on Sunday (January 27).

The 35-year-old singer and her boy friend Spanish footballer Gerard Pique left theTecknon hospital with their baby in a blacked-out windows car sweeping past photographers and cameramen who were eagerly waiting in the parking.

Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn), who was born by Caesarean on Tuesday (January 22), weighed six-pound, six-ounce (three kilograms).

In a statement posted on her web site, Shakira explained the meaning of her son's name "Milan means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious, and in Sanskrit, unification."

The couple last week asked fans to donate gifts such as mosquito nets and vaccines to help needy children in an online baby shower. Shakira is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

Shakira has signed on to be a judge on the upcoming season of the hit singing contest "The Voice," which is broadcast by U.S. network NBC. She and R&B singer Usher will replace judges Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green.

The singer first met Barcelona player Pique, 25, in 2010, but only confirmed that they had been in a relationship in March 2011.