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Olivia Wilde's close call

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Olivia Wilde's close call

Olivia Wilde nearly gave birth in a tunnel.

Jason Sudeikis has revealed the couple were stuck in a traffic jam on the way to see Beyoncé in concert when the 32-year-old actress felt herself getting contractions.

He recalled: "We came really close. Daisy was born on Tuesday, but on Friday night, [Olivia] and I were going out - date night. This is how confident of a lady Olivia is. She's like, 'Date night, we're going to go see Beyoncé.'

"So, we were in line to get in the Lincoln Tunnel and there was an accident in there. Everything was gummed up, so it was going to take us like an hour to get through the tunnel, and we would have been a half hour late to the concert, which would have been a bummer because we would miss all the choreography and fireworks.

"I don't know if it was the pressure, if it was the traffic, or the fact that we were going to be late. It was just bad in the back seat of the car. We U-turned and got it out of there. We figured it would be a bad scene to have the baby in a tunnel - and a little redundant!"

However, it was a false alarm and the pair had to wait four more days before little Daisy Josephine arrived.

Speaking on Harry Connick Jr.'s new chat show Harry, he said: "We hightailed it to the Upper East Side where the hospital was, got out of the car, walked around the neighbourhood a little bit.

"Then, Daisy calmed down. I think she was just fired up. Just sitting there doing the ['Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)'] dance, like, 'I know where I'm going!'"