By peoplestaff225
Updated September 16, 2008 01:00 PM


Singer Shane Filan, from the Irish group Westlife, and his wife Gillian welcomed their second child yesterday, Monday, September 15th. After Gillian was "rushed to the hospital," she was in labor for three and a half hours when Patrick Michael made his big debut at 3:40 a.m. weighing in at 6 lbs, 8 oz. Opting for a vaginal delivery, Gillian "didn’t even have much pain relief" according to Shane, who added that he was simply "in awe of her."

While the couple chose not to find out the sex of the baby, the 29-year-old — who admits his wife knew all along that it was a boy — was pleasantly surprised to welcome his first son after being "sure it was going to be a girl." As the proud papa is "walking on air," he reveals that he is "very tired, but completely overjoyed" and couldn’t wait to introduce baby Patrick to his big sister Nicole, 3. Says Shane,

Shane and Gillian were married in December 2003. They had announced the pregnancy back in March.

Source: Westlife, The Irish Mirror

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