Janet Jackson gives birth to son at age 50

 04 Jan 2017 - 16:31

Janet Jackson gives birth to son at age 50
Janet Jackson accepts the Ultimate Icon Award during the 2015 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California, June 28, 2015. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian/File Photo

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Washington: Pop superstar Janet Jackson gave birth to her first child at age 50 on Tuesday, according to US media.

Jackson and her husband Wissam Al Mana, a Qatari businessman, welcomed their son Eissa into the world after a "stress-free" delivery.

"Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably," the singer's spokesperson told People Magazine.

The younger sister of late king of pop Michael Jackson in April stunned fans by halting a global tour and saying that she and her husband were "planning our family."

Natural pregnancies are highly unusual, but not impossible, for women past their mid-40s, but in vitro fertilization can extend the age at which women can have children.

In October, People Magazine published a photo of the middle-aged celebrity on the beach holding her baby bump.