‘I’m Lucky to Be Here,’ Chef Gordon Ramsay Says After ‘Really Bad’ Bike Accident

‘I’m Lucky to Be Here,’ Chef Gordon Ramsay Says After ‘Really Bad’ Bike Accident
Gordon Ramsay attends the 2024 Fox Upfront at The Ritz-Carlton Nomad in New York City on May 13, 2024. (Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay expressed on June 16 his gratitude for being alive after experiencing a “really bad” cycling accident that occurred ahead of Father’s Day.

The 57-year-old restaurateur said in a video on his Instagram page on June 16 that he had “a really bad accident” while riding his bike in Connecticut. He did not specify when the accident took place.

“I’d like to share a very important message with you all. You know how much I love cycling and triathlons and Ironmans,” Mr. Ramsay said.

“This week, unfortunately, I had a really bad accident, and it really shook me. And honestly, I’m lucky to be here,” he added, appearing anxious with his hand shaking in the video.

Mr. Ramsay reminded people of the importance of wearing a helmet.

“I’m in pain; it’s been a brutal week, and I’m sort of getting through it, but I cannot tell you the importance of wearing a helmet,” he shared.

“I don’t care how short the journey is, I don’t care the fact that these helmets cost money, but they are crucial. Even with the kids, with a short journey, they’ve got to wear a helmet,” he said.

At one point in his video, Mr. Ramsay lifted his chef’s jacket to reveal a large dark purple bruise on his torso.

Mr. Ramsay wrote in his caption that he was “doing ok” and “did not break any bones or suffer any major injuries.” But the chef said he was “a bit bruised up looking like a purple potato.”

He did not elaborate on additional details about the accident but said that he received treatment at the Lawerence + Memorial Hospital in New London.

The British chef also expressed appreciation for the trauma surgeons, doctors, and nurses who cared for him.

“I’m thankful for all the doctors, nurses, and staff at Lawerence + Memorial Hospital in New London who looked after me and checked me out, but most thankful for my helmet that saved my life,” he stated.

According to mortality data from the National Center for Health Statistics, there were approximately 1,230 bicyclist fatalities in 2021 in the United States, with 853 deaths resulting from motor vehicle crashes and 377 from other incidents.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that wearing helmets while riding a bicycle could reduce the likelihood of head injuries for cyclists of all ages, citing a meta-analysis of 55 studies from 1989 to 2017.

Mr. Ramsay was born in Johnstone, Scotland, and raised in England. He owns more than 50 restaurants worldwide, including in Singapore, Malaysia, and the United States.

The multi-Michelin-starred chef is known for his television cooking shows, including “Hell’s Kitchen,” “MasterChef,” “MasterChef Junior” “Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted,” “Next Level Chef,” “Kitchen Nightmares,” and more.

From The Epoch Times