British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has revealed he fainted when his wife Tana was having a Caesarean section for the birth of his fifth child. Appearing on The Jonathan Ross Show on ITV, Gordon -- who already had four children with wife Tana, including Megan, Holly, Jack and Matilda -- spoke of the birth of his son Oscar in April 2019. He said, "Tana didn't want to see me there for previous births, she said 'I don't want you to see me in this state so get out. This time around, I was there and I absolutely c***ped my pants. I fainted. I literally dropped on the floor.
Gordon, whose restaurants have been awarded 16 Michelin stars, said he had played Ed Sheeran's music in the delivery room to reduce stress in the environment but it did not have any impact, He said, “"Ed Sheeran was playing, I put Ed on to calm everybody. I put Ed on then I blacked out, I fainted like an idiot.Have you ever been in the operating theatre where there is so much commotion, so much going on? And then bang. I've never fainted in my life, by the way, that was the first time.”
Saying that he was a “control freak”, the Masterchef star shared how not being in control in the delivery room was a “scary” process for him. He said, “I was sat there and Oscar popped out through the sunroof and then they sort of throw you on him and he's screaming and I fell back, the nurse grabbed me." Gordon also talked about reaching out to fellow chef Jamie Oliver, whose restaurant business collapsed. He said, "That was devastating, I don't think anyone likes to revel in that kind of failure." He added, "Bottom line is, he's a great guy and a great chef and it was sad to see him disappear overnight but we had a drink and it was a tough time, like it is all of us out there….”