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Debra Messing gives birth to boy

Debra Messing gave birth to a boy Wednesday.  No name has been announced.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Now it’s “Will & Grace” — and baby.

Debra Messing, co-star of the NBC sitcom, gave birth to a son Wednesday. The baby weighed 5 pounds and 14 ounces and was 19 inches long, publicist Annett Wolf said Thursday. It’s the first child for Messing and her husband, screenwriter Daniel Zelman.

Messing, 35, was unable to appear in this season’s final four episodes of “Will & Grace.” She stars opposite Eric McCormack in the show about a straight woman and her gay best friend.

Last week, NBC announced that Messing’s doctor had asked her to stay off her feet for the remainder of her pregnancy, which led to her absence from the season’s final installments.Wolf said Messing would return in the summer in time to start shooting episodes for next season.