I’m fortunate to be right here: Gordon Ramsay has ‘really bad’ biking accident | EUROtoday

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Gordon Ramsay has stated he’s “lucky to be here” after experiencing a “really bad” biking accident within the US.

The movie star chef was left shaken after the incident in Connecticut which left him with a purple bruise which appeared to cowl a good portion of his chest.

The presenter and restaurant proprietor, 57, who fronts the Kitchen Nightmares programme, shared pictures of his garments being torn and helmet crushed.

His fingers have been shaking in an Instagram video he uploaded on Saturday, as he urged individuals to put on helmets irrespective of “how short the journey is”.

He stated: “Hey guys, it’s Gordon. I’d like to share a very important message with you all.

“You know how much I love cycling and triathlons and Ironman (races) etc and this week, unfortunately, I had a really bad accident and it really shook me and honestly I’m lucky to be here.

“Those incredible trauma surgeons, doctors, nurses in the hospitals looked after me this week, they were amazing but honestly, you’ve got to wear helmets.

“I don’t care how short the journey is. I don’t care… these helmets cost money, but they’re crucial, even with a kid’s short journey, they’ve got to wear a helmet now.

“I’m lucky to be standing here. I’m in pain. It’s been a brutal week. And I’m sort of getting through it.”

He added that it was a “massive” weekend attributable to Father’s Day, which takes place on Sunday.

Mr Ramsay additionally captioned the put up, writing that he was “doing OK and did not break any bones or suffer any major injuries but I am a bit bruised up looking like a purple potato”.

He added that he was handled at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London, Connecticut, and the helmet “saved” his life.