Gordon Ramsay Shared Shocking Before And After Photos Following A Devastating Cycling Accident

Gordon Ramsay, my favorite guilty pleasure celebrity chef, has a critical message for his fans, especially the fathers.

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The MasterChef and Hell's Kitchen star spends his time outside the kitchen enjoying "cycling, triathlons, Iron Mans, etc.," and recently suffered a "really bad" bike accident.

Gordon Ramsay high-fiving two chefs in white shirts and aprons on a cooking show set
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The world-renowned restaurateur posted a message of advice on his social media while addressing concern over his condition.

Gordon Ramsay at a media event, speaking and wearing a dark jacket over a light shirt against a purple background with "FOX" logos
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"I have very important message for all the dads out there…WEAR A HELMET!" Gordon started off the caption. "This week I had a really bad accident while riding my bike in Connecticut. 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."

Gordon Ramsay rides a bicycle on a city street under an overpass, wearing a black and red cycling outfit with a helmet

"I'm thankful for all the doctors, nurses and staff at Lawerence + Memorial Hospital in New London who looked after me and checked me out, but most thankful for my helmet that saved my life. Have a great Father's Day and be safe Gx."

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In the video shared on his social media, Gordon elaborated on his message, saying, "Hi guys, it's Gordon. I would like to share a very important message with you all. You know how much I like cycling, and triathlons, Iron Mans, etc."

Three people are riding bicycles along a path with a cityscape and waterfront in the background, including the Marina Bay Sands and the Flyer
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"This week, unfortunately, I had a bad accident, and it really shook me," he continued. "And honestly, I'm lucky to be here. Now, from those incredible surgeons, doctors, and nurses in the hospital who looked after me this week — they were amazing. But honestly, you got to wear a helmet. I don't care how short the journey is. I don't care the fact that these helmets cost money... They're crucial. Even with the kids, on a short journey, they got to wear a helmet."

Gordon Ramsay smiles while holding a motorcycle helmet at a racing event, wearing a lanyard badge and interacting with a person in a Petronas jacket
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"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."

Closeup of a man on a motorcycle
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Following the cautionary tale of his cycling accident, Gordon showed the shocking bruise he developed on his body.

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He also shared a before-and-after photo of his helmet and gear to illustrate the importance of bike safety. Here's before:

Cyclist in athletic gear with sunglasses and helmet posing with a bicycle by a lakeside, with text "Before" at the bottom
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And here's after:

Damaged black helmet and torn yellow shirt with the word "After" displayed at the bottom
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The Future Food Stars cohost's message was met with an outpouring of concern and validation.

Twitter: @kelandren3

Comment from foxwoods: "Glad you are 'ok' and wish you a speedy recovery." 22h, 1,361 likes, Reply
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Twitter: @WBVT_98FM

Comment from wbuxtonofficial: Important message and very glad you're OK Gordon. Rest up. Post has 102 likes and 1 reply
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Twitter: @CanadianKayMD

Comment by chefaaronsanchez: "Jefe I am beyond grateful for this message and that you're OK. Sending so much love. Happy Father's Day."
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Wishing you a speedy recovery, Chef Ramsay!