Gordon Ramsay by Don Arnold/WireImage.com Gordon Ramsay by Don Arnold/WireImage.com

As Gordon Ramsay himself might say, "Oh, &%$#!"

The Hell's Kitchen host nearly plunged to his death while shooting his British show The F Word in Iceland recently.

According to the (U.K.) Sun, Ramsay slipped as he was climbing and fell in a creek, where the weight of his boots kept him underwater. "I thought I was a goner," he told the Sun. "I'm an extremely good swimmer, but I couldn't get to the surface. I was panicking and my lungs were filling with water."

He was eventually pulled to safety by his TV crew. Ramsay was treated for a leg injury but was not seriously injured - though his wife, Tana, was "extremely p---ed off" when she learned of his misadventure.

What do you think - could Ramsay's terrifying experience mellow him? Or will this just make him more likely to "express" himself? - Nina Hämmerling Smith