Gordon Ramsay Issues Safety Warning after Experiencing 'Really Bad' Accident

Gordon Ramsay has a poignant message to share about the importance of wearing a helmet.

After experiencing a severe cycling accident this week, the celebrity chef and restauranteur wants to remind his social media followers how important it is to take the proper safety precautions, especially since he believes his helmet saved his life.

Ramsay, 57, shared the stern message on the eve of Father's Day, telling his Instagram followers—no matter what day it is—to "WEAR A HELMET!"

"This week I had a really bad accident while riding my bike in Connecticut," he explained in his caption. "I'm 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." 

In the accompanying video of his Instagram post, the Hell's Kitchen star showed the camera the giant bruise on his torso as he flashed the dark purple mark that covered almost an entire side of his body.

"I'm lucky to be here," Ramsay admitted in the post, while giving a special shoutout to "the doctors, nurses and staff at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London who looked after me and checked me out."

But the Michelin-star chef said he was "most thankful" for his helmet, which he said "saved my life."

He ended his post by telling his followers to "Have a great Father's Day and be safe," after which fans flocked to the comments to express their relief that Ramsay is okay.

"SO GLAD YOU ARE OK CHEF!!! ❤️ Wishing you a speedy recovery 🙏🏽," one person wrote under the post, while another user added, "Gosh you must have been so shook up, that's one hell of a bruise."

"Speedy recovery man. Been there. It is terrifying. HELMETS for the win indeed," read another comment.

Someone else implored, "The world cannot lose Gordon Ramsay. Please be careful Chef."

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