‘I’m lucky to be here’: Gordon Ramsay suffers horrific bruises in cycling accident

Gordon Ramsay has said he is “lucky to be here” after experiencing a serious cycling accident in the US.

The celebrity chef was clearly shaken by the incident in Connecticut, which left him with a purple bruise that appeared to cover a significant portion of his torso. The presenter and restaurant owner, 57, who fronts Kitchen Nightmares, shared photos of his torn clothes and crushed helmet online.

His hands were shaking in an Instagram video he uploaded on Saturday, as he urged cyclists to wear helmets no matter “how short the journey is”.

The celebrity chef showed his injuries (Instagram)
The celebrity chef showed his injuries (Instagram)

He 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 [events] 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.”

Gordon Ramsay torso bruise bike accident (Fox)
Gordon Ramsay torso bruise bike accident (Fox)

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

Mr Ramsay also captioned the post, 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 had been treated at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London, Connecticut, and that his cycling helmet had “saved” his life.