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Gordon Ramsay Says He's 'On The Mend' After Accident That Left Him With Horrific Bruises

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By Favour Adegoke on June 21, 2024 at 7:00 PM EDT

Gordon Ramsay updated fans on his recovery after a bicycling accident left him badly injured. The celebrity chef shared the message along with a cute video of his son Oscar riding a bike and wearing a helmet.

In a previous social media post, Ramsay expressed gratitude for having his life intact after his accident. At the time, fans took to the comment section to sympathize with him.

The famous chef Gordon Ramsay once revealed that he started cycling in 2018 to "shape up" because he feared losing his wife.

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Gordon Ramsay Updates Fans On Recovery Post-Biking Accident

Ramsay recently provided an update on his recovery almost a week after suffering a significant bicycling accident by sharing an Instagram video of his 5-year-old son, Oscar, riding his bike and following crucial safety advice from his father.

"Thanks, @oscarjramsay, for listening to Dad!" Ramsay captioned the video, referencing Oscar's helmet.

The chef added, "The purple potato is on the mend !!! Thank you to everyone for all the amazing messages Gx."

In the clip, Ramsay's son dedicates his ride to his father, saying, "Dad, this is for you."

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Gordon Ramsay's Accident Left Him Badly Bruised

Photo of Gordon Ramsay with a terrible bruise.
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Ramsay first revealed on Instagram that he had a biking accident in Connecticut on Saturday, June 15. "Honestly, I'm lucky to be here," he stated in a video recounting the incident.

The "Master Chef" star showed his heavily bruised ribs, admitting, "I'm in pain. It's been a brutal week," and emphasized the critical importance of wearing a helmet, adding: "And I'm sort of getting through it. But I cannot tell you the importance of wearing a helmet."

He also highlighted the necessity of protective headgear for children, even for short rides.

"I don't care how short the journey is. I don't care, you know, the fact that these helmets cost money … —they're crucial," Ramsay insisted. "Even with the kids, a short journey, they've got to wear a helmet."

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Why Gordon Ramsay Started Cycling

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According to the Daily Mail, the culinary expert revealed that he picked up cycling as a hobby in 2018 after fears that his weight would cause him to lose his marriage.

At the time, he noted that he'd gained weight and was forced to "shape up" as he feared that his wife would become fed up with him.

"Tana was not impressed with the way I was," Ramsay said at the time. "I was overweight, 18 stone. I looked like a sack of sh-t. I look at the pictures and think, 'How did Tana stay around?' Because Tana has got better looks and is more gorgeous. And there she is, getting in bed with a fat f-ck."

He recounted how he'd been tasting and snacking on whatever came to his hand before Tana complained he was getting fat, which made him consider a 180-degree turn.

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"It was painful. I used to look at myself in the mirror and think, 'Holy sh-t!' So it was a big wake-up call," he added.

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The Chef's Coach Placed Him On An Intense Workout Regimen

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After much ado, he was able to connect with Will Usher, a former Army captain and member of the Royal Protection Squad who is a champion triathlete and coach.

Ramsay's coach, Usher, put him on a stiff workout regimen involving long-distance swimming, rowing, core strength work, three-hour-long workouts on a gym bike every week, and an endurance Sunday race over the Surrey hills.

Another reason he gave for cycling was because he didn't want to die early as his father did, who died from a heart attack at 53.

"That's only a couple of years' time," Ramsay, now 57-year-old, stated. "I've got this reminder to get fit, it's scary. I get the fear on a daily basis. I may have not got on with him, but I still miss him. I miss everything I could have had from him if he was still alive in his 70s."

Gordon Ramsay Discusses Family Life And The Importance Of Date Nights With Wife Tana

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Gordon's huge family keeps him busy, but despite their hectic schedule, he and his wife prioritize date nights.

"Date nights are crucial, whether it's the cinema, whether it's going out for a drive. We have a little time, but it's quality, and so that is really important," he shared with People magazine in May.

Interestingly, the celebrity chef noted that he and Tana prefer weeknights for their outings.

"Everyone thinks Monday is the most boring day. It's not," he said. "With a young family, we are grabbing moments, and that date night moment is crucial."

After 27 years of marriage, Gordon and Tana have discovered that small getaways are a cherished way for them to reconnect and enjoy quality time together.

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