Cheryl admits she ‘feared’ son Bear would be ‘swapped’ at hospital after birth

Cheryl has admitted she was terrified that her son Bear would be swapped in the hospital after she gave birth to him.

The former Girls Aloud member, 36, discussed her postpartum fears while she was on Ru Paul and Michelle Visage's podcast What's The Tea.

She said that she was "irrational" and was scared Bear was going to be swapped with another baby in the hospital.

The former X Factor judge said: "When I had him, first of all, I wouldn't let the doctors take him out of the room.

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"I read this story about two girls being swapped at birth and it was playing on my mind."

The Three Words hitmaker reflected: "I was so irrational…I didn’t want anyone to take him."

Cheryl is parent to Bear with her ex Liam Payne.

The One Direction star, 26, recently described Cheryl as the "most important person in his life".

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He also said he'd consider dating her again.

Liam made these claims during new documentary, Ant Middleton and Liam Payne: Straight Talking, that saw them travel to Namibia.

He said: "Becoming a dad at such a young age, it's such a difficult thing.

"And I think I built fatherhood up so much in my head that it kind of messed me up to start with. I started in a bad place with it.

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"I think it spooked me out early on, and I was just worried I would not be enough to look after the both of them. They're so important to me — Cheryl as well.

"She's one of the most, if not the most, important people in my life. I'm lucky I have someone who understands what I'm going through."

Liam also joked that he and Cheryl could still get back together "if she plays her cards right" but said he'd be in trouble for admitting that.

He's currently romantically linked with Maya Henry, 19.

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