Gordon Ramsay says he is 'lucky to be here' after horror bike crash in US

Gordon Ramsay says he is "lucky to be here" after a US bike crash. The Channel 4, BBC and ITV star and celebrity chef says wearing a helmet saved his life after a horror collision in Connecticut, while out in the United States, where he splits his time.

Ramsay, 57, said: “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.

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“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.” Alongside the post, he wrote 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”.

Gordon added that he was treated at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London, Connecticut, and the helmet saved his life. Forbes listed his 2020 earnings at US $70 million and ranked him at No.19 on its list of the highest-earning celebrities.

The 57-year-old owns Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen in Las Vegas in Nevada as well as The Fat Cow in Los Angeles, California, United States. Ramsay has also created other chains and individual restaurants across the globe. The first Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen restaurant location opened in front of Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip in January 2018.