Van Morrison victim of a hacker

Van Morrison

Earlier in the week, news hit that Van Morrison had a new son. Turns out, the Irish Cowboy’s website was hacked.

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.”

Some people have too much time on their hands.