Antipodean star Russell Crowe's wife Danielle Spencer is expecting a baby boy, he has revealed.

The OSCAR-winning star stunned the audience at his band 30 ODD FOOT OF GRUNT's gig in Chicago, Illinois, America by making the announcement.

According to British tabloid The Sun, the thrilled A Beautiful Mind actor had only heard the news hours before, and couldn't keep it to himself.

One friend says, "Russell had no idea he'd be so excited about being a dad.

"He can't stop talking about it to family and friends. Danielle can't wait either but is more reserved."

The newly-married couple will welcome the new arrival in January (04).

26/08/2003 02:04