Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay urged his followers on social media to wear a helmet when they are riding bicycles as he opened up about a recent serious accident that he was involved in where he could have been killed.

“I’d like to share a very important message with you all,” Ramsay said in a video. “You know how much I love cycling and triathlons and Ironman, etc. This week, unfortunately, I had a really bad accident. And it really shook me. And, obviously, I’m lucky to be here.”

“Now from those incredible trauma surgeons, doctors, nurses in the hospital that looked after me this week, they were amazing. But honestly, you’ve got to wear a helmet,” he continued. “I don’t care how short the journey is. I don’t care the fact that these helmets cost money, but they’re crucial. Even with the kids, a short journey, they’ve got to wear a helmet.”

He then lifted up the side of his shirt and showed a massive bruise that he sustained from the accident that covered the entire side of his torso.

“Now, I’m lucky to be standing here. I’m in pain,” he said. “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 concluded the video by once again urging: “Please, please, please, please wear a helmet. Because if I didn’t, honestly, I wouldn’t be here now.”

In the caption of the video posted on X, Ramsay said that the accident happened in Connecticut.



An important #FathersDay message from me…WEAR A HELMET ! This week I had a bad accident while riding my bike in CT. I’m doing ok and I’m thankful for all the doctors, nurses and staff at @LMHospital who looked after me but most thankful for my helmet that saved my life. Be Safe pic.twitter.com/UMjaoXGpkc

— Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) June 15, 2024

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