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Gordon Ramsay suffers horrific injuries in an accident and gives a sobering warning

Gordon Ramsay suffers horrific injuries in an accident and gives a sobering warning

Gordon Ramsay suffers horrific injuries in an accident and gives a sobering warning

Gordon said after the incident that he was “lucky to be here”

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Gordon Ramsay has issued a warning to his followers after suffering horrific injuries in a cycling accident this week.

Gordon, 57, spoke directly to the camera and urged others to follow an important safety precaution when cycling.

Gordon said he was “shaken” after the accident (Instagram/@gordongram)

Gordon said he was “shaken” after the accident (Instagram/@gordongram)

The TV chef explained that he was cycling in the USA when he was involved in an accident.

“This week I had a really bad accident while cycling in Connecticut,” he explained.

“I’m fine and haven’t broken any bones or sustained any major injuries, but I’m a little bruised and look like a purple potato.

“I am grateful to all the doctors, nurses and staff at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London who took care of me and examined me.”

You can watch the video below:

Gordon had an important warning for fans, adding: “Since tomorrow is #FathersDay, I have a very important message to all the dads out there: WEAR A HELMET!

“… (I am) very thankful for my helmet, which saved my life. Happy Father’s Day and stay safe.”

Gordon, who credited his helmet with saving his life, said the accident had “really shaken” him, adding that he was “lucky to be here.”

“I don’t care how short the trip is,” he said.

“I don’t care that they cost money… they are crucial.”

“…I’m glad I can stand here. I’m in pain, it’s been a brutal week and I’m getting through it somehow.”

Gordon was out cycling (Instagram/@gordongram)

Gordon was out cycling (Instagram/@gordongram)

Towards the end of the clip, Gordon lifted his chef’s jacket to reveal a horrific injury: the side of his torso was stained dark purple.

He also shared two photos: one showing him next to his bike before the ride and a second photo showing his crushed helmet and torn jersey after the accident.

People were horrified after seeing Gordon’s video, with many leaving their support for the TV chef in the comments.

One person wrote: “I’m so glad you’re okay boss! Wearing a helmet is a must!!”

An after photo showed the crushed helmet (Instagram/@gordongram)

An after photo showed the crushed helmet (Instagram/@gordongram)

Another said: “My heart sank when you lifted up your shirt!!! The world needs you, Chef!!! I’m more than happy to hear you’re going to be OK and thank God for the helmet! Happy Father’s Day and get well soon, Goat!!”

And a third added: “Oh my goodness I’m so sorry!! I’m so glad you’re OK and thank you for raising awareness about the importance of helmets.”

Photo credit: Instagram/Gordongram

Topics: Gordon Ramsay, Celebrity, News