Famous chef Gordon Ramsay urges to wear helmet on all occasions after a life-threatening crash: "Because if I didn't, honestly, I wouldn't be here now"

TV chef Gordon Ramsay has said he is lucky to be alive after crashing his bicycle, and has urged cyclists to wear a helmet. The 57-year-old, who has competed in triathlons and Ironman events in the past, revealed the details of a 'really bad accident' he had recently while riding his bike.

"I'd like to share a very important message with you all," Ramsay said on X. "You know how much I love cycling and triathlons and Ironmans etc. This week, unfortunately, I had a really bad accident and it really shook me. Honestly, I'm lucky to be here."

"Those incredible trauma surgeons, doctors, nurses in the hospital that looked after me this week, they were amazing, but honestly, you've got to wear a helmet," he continued. "I don't care how short the journey is. I don't care [about] the fact that these helmets cost money, they're crucial. Even with the kids, [on] a short journey, they've got to wear a helmet."

During the video, Ramsay lifted his chef's jacket to reveal a large purple bruise covering the left side of his abdomen.

"I'm lucky to be standing here," he said. "I'm in pain. It's been a brutal week, and I'm sort of getting through it. But, I cannot tell you the importance of wearing a helmet. This weekend is massive, it's Father's Day, for new fathers, old fathers, middle-aged fathers. I want to wish you all a very happy Father's Day, but please, please, please, please wear a helmet. Because if I didn't, honestly, I wouldn't be here now."

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