Singer Avril has revealed the dramatic moments leading to the delivery of her baby in hospital.
The songbird, in an interview, detailed how she courageously drove herself to the hospital when labour pains kicked in.
Avril had been trying to conceive for years and so when it finally happened she was over the moon up until the day she delivered.
“When I found out I was pregnant I had mixed feelings. It was something I had wanted for so long so I was happy. However, I also wondered, ‘what do I do next?’ By my second month, I was done with baby shopping and when my water broke, I drove myself to hospital,” Avril told Parents Magazine.
The singer gave birth to her boy in April this year and later explained that she chose to keep her pregnancy a secret so that she could manage the news.
The new mom is still protective of her son saying; “I’ve been approached for endorsement deals and I’ve had to turn them all down. Mind you, it’s a lot of money. However, if I’m signing a contract, I’m signing as Avril not as Avril and M, unless the corporate is comfortable with my son’s identity remaining anonymous.”
The singer has been tight lipped about her son’s name and paternity.
The decision to keep her life private, she says, was as a result of what she went through during her much-publicised broken engagement to businessman Leslie Mugadza.
Avril was engaged to Mugadza in early 2014 but after two years of her repeatedly denying reports of a break up, she confirmed they had taken a break.