Brian Blessed once bit through an umbilical cord while delivering a baby under a tree




LONDON — There are strange stories, there are really strange stories, and then there are stories like the one about English actor Brian Blessed helping to deliver a baby in Richmond Park by gnawing through an umbilical cord, which, frankly, defies all classification.

The bizarre tale was unveiled by Blessed himself during an interview with Libby Purves on BBC Radio 4 on Wednesday.

“Years ago when I was in Z Cars (about 1963), I was running all over Richmond Park and a woman was having a baby under a tree and there was nobody around,” Blessed began. Read more…

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