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The King Of Pop Becomes One, Has Son

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The King of Pop has an heir.

Michael Jackson became a father early Thursday when his wife, Deborah Rowe Jackson, gave birth to a boy.

“Words can’t describe how I feel,” Jackson said in a statement. “I have been blessed beyond comprehension and I will work tirelessly at being the best father that I can possibly be.”

“I appreciate that my fans are elated, but I hope that everyone respects the privacy that Debbie and I want and need for our son,” Jackson said. “I grew up in a fish bowl and I will not allow that to happen to my child. Please respect our wishes and give my son his privacy.”

The whirling dervish of pop music was in the delivery room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for the arrival of the Glove Child - whose name, weight and length weren’t revealed.

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