Van Morrison is not the father of a baby boy; hacker posted false claim on singer’s Web site

It sounds more like something from April’s Fools Day than New Year’s Eve, but Van Morrison now says the holiday stories about him having a new baby boy are pure hooey. Two days ago, Morrison’s Web site posted a message announcing the birth of his new son, George Ivan Morrison III. Yet, on the eve of the New Year the singer says the message was hacked onto his site by an unknown prankster, according to the Belfast Telegraph. In a statement, the 64-year-old legend said the claims of him being a new father are “completely and utterly” unfounded. The posting has since been taken down. The original statement claimed Morrison’s touring producer, Gigi Lee, had given birth to the boy, and that the son was “the spitting image of his daddy.” “Claims were made relating to my personal life in a ‘statement’ purporting to come from me,” Morrison said in a statement. “The comments which appeared on my Web site did not come from me. They are….without foundation. “For the avoidance of all doubt, and in the interest of clarity,” he continued, “I am very happily married to Michelle Morrison, with whom I have two wonderful children.” The star added that Tuesday’s fake announcement was the second time his Web site had been hacked into in the last three months. Join the Conversation:

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