Gordon Ramsay reveals he almost died in 'really bad' cycling accident (2024)

Gordon Ramsayhas revealed that he nearly died in a horrific cycling accident this week.

The celebrity chef, 57, told his 17.4 million Instagram followers to 'wear a helmet', as his saved his life in the crash, which took place while he was in America.

In the video, Gordon lifted up his chef's jacket to reveal his injuries, which showed one side of his body covered in black and purple bruising.

He captioned the post: 'With #FathersDay tomorrow I have very important message for all the dads out there…WEAR A HELMET! 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 has revealed that he nearly died in a horrific cycling accident this week

In the video, Gordon lifted up his chef's jacket to reveal his injuries, which showed one side of his body covered in black and purple bruising

He added: '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.'

Speaking in the clip, Gordon stressed the importance of wearing a helmet and admitted the accident 'really shook me', adding: 'Honestly, I'm lucky to be here.'

As he continued to share what happened, his hands twitched anxiously and he confessed he was 'in pain'.

Gordon was flooded with support from fans, who wished him a speedy recovery. One wrote in the comment section: 'Glad you're alright chef! That's so scary. Take care and feel better soon';

'Oh Gordon. I'm so grateful you are ok! Sending lots of love!';

'Bravo working in spite of the pain! Wishing you well'

It comes amid Jeremy Vine's relentless mission to shame London's dodgy drivers.

Vine, who has been described as 'willing to die in defence of the Highway Code', has caught dozens of people out during his regular commutes on his bike around the capital.

His quest has seen him catching foreign diplomats using their mobiles behind the wheel and van drivers dangerously cutting him up.

Capturing all the drama on his 360-degree camera and sharing it on social media, the 58-year-old TV personality has even threatened to report reckless drivers to cops.

The accident comes after it was revealed Gordon has finally returned to his family home in Wandsworth after two years of renovations.

He captioned the post: 'With #FathersDay tomorrow I have very important message for all the dads out there…WEAR A HELMET! This week I had a really bad accident while riding my bike in Connecticut'

Gordon was flooded with support from fans, who wished him a speedy recovery. One wrote in the comment section: 'Glad you're alright chef! That's so scary. Take care and feel better soon'

The chef and his wife Tana, 49, were spotted returning to the south London mansion on Wednesday which they bought for in 2002 for £2.8million.

Now worth £7million, the home has undergone a number of renovations over the years, including a single storey outbuilding in the garden and a temporary pig enclosure.

Plans submitted to the council were approved in July 2021 and stated work would begin in September 2021 and end in December 2022. Yet the mammoth renovations - which included an extension and structural overhaul - rumbled on until this year.

While builders have still been seen on the property, it appears the home is now in a fit enough state to be livable for Gordon and his brood.

During this time he was said to be staying at a luxury flat in the new Battersea Power Station development costing about £12,000 a month.

The latest development in his renovations came last week, when Gordon won a planning battle to build new security gates.

In documents lodged with the London Borough of Wandsworth Council, Gordon asked for new timber ones instead of steel.

Gordon's planning agents say the revised gate plans would be 'more in keeping with streetscape and enhancing the appearance of the conservation area.'

His family home is in a conservation area, areas of special architectural and historic interest. In these areas, special planning controls are applied to developments in a bid to preserve their character and appearance.

It comes amid Jeremy Vine's relentless mission to shame London's dodgy drivers

He won permission to undertake extensive renovations to his London pad in 2021 and permission for steel gates was included at the time.

Council officials turned down a first 'non material amendment' application in February, which is used for very minor changes to developments.

They asked him to submit a different type of application as the plans would impact the conservation area.

In the initial application, officers said: 'Overall, the proposed amendments are considered to be material to the original planning consent, and a planning application or variation of condition application would therefore be required.'

After considering a second 'variation of condition' application, officials then said: 'The proposed timber entrance gates would be the same height as the previously approved gates, and their materiality would reflect the existing gates at the property and that at the neighbouring property.

'The proposed amendment to the entrance gates is therefore considered acceptable and would not harm the character or appearance of the conservation area.'

The documents reveal the gates 'will match' one of Gordon's neighbours' properties who have similar designed ones.

The Hells Kitchen star has been undertaking an extensive overhaul of his multi-million-pound London property, which is set to include a wine store and a master bedroom that takes over an entire floor.

He also wanted to remove a brick pattern from his front garden wall.

Now worth £7million, the home has undergone a number of renovations over the years, including a single storey outbuilding in the garden and a temporary pig enclosure

The famous chef shares the luxury pad with his wife Tana, 49, and their sichildren - Megan, 25 twins Jack and Holly, 23, Matilda, 21, Oscar, four, andJesse, six months

Gordon's extensive property transformation included adding 76 square meters to their family home.

In the basem*nt, the celebrity chef has room for another en-suite bedroom, a study, a plant room, a boot room and a shower room.

The basem*nt also included a glass well in the design, in order to let natural light flow through the property.

Under the plans for the South London property, the chef also demolished his whole ground floor to add an extension with a modern glass design, which will house his open plan kitchen, living and dining room.

As well as altering the entry and basem*nt levels of his property, Gordon is also refurbishing the second floor of his home and adding a new wall and garage.

Planning agents for the chef argue the plans would 'create a functional layout throughout the house, allowing for greater room sizes while optimising living accommodation and opportunities on the site'.

Read More InsideGordon Ramsay's£7million London mansion: Famous chef 'plans lavish renovations with basem*nt bedroom, wine room and plant area'

Construction for the extension started in September 2021, but workers have been restricted to using 'non-machinery' tools for parts of the renovation due to the property being in a conversation area.

There was also a Purple Beach tree at the front of the home which is said to be under a tree preservation order, while other trees in the garden are in root protection areas.

A survey said demolition and excavation work should be 'undertaken manually with hand held non-mechanical tools' and that construction workers would need an 'induction' on how to work around the trees.

The celebrity chef held meetings with his neighbours about the large-scale building works, and his representatives added in planning documents: 'Meetings have been held with the owners to discuss the proposals and no adverse comments have been received.'

Gordon previously won planning permission to erect two super-trendy 'igloos' at his London home.

The chef lodged plans in 2019 to place the log cabins in his back garden to create more living space for friends and family to stay in.

The luxury cabins, costing £40,000 each, have three outside windows, a small door and are clad in spruce shingles and plywood battens.

Meanwhile, inside, the luxury pods include a fully functional kitchen, double bed, electric heating, a shower, storage, power points and a TV cable. They are made in Estonia before being shipped to the UK.

Gordon is following a trend set by David Beckham and Guy Ritchie, who brought similar 'igloo-style' huts from the same Estonian suppliers and had them placed at their country homes in Oxfordshire and Wiltshire.

The cabins known as the 'Model 4', are positioned facing each other at the bottom of the sizeable garden of the eight-bedroom Victorian home he shares with his Tana and their four older children Megan, 25, twins Jack and Holly, 23, Matilda, 21 and Oscar, 4.

Gordon Ramsay's pub, the York & Albany, was taken over by squatters earlier this year

Wandsworth Council gave the plans the go-ahead but advised Gordon that he had to arrange a meeting with arboriculturalists who will visit to inspect his trees.

It comes as Gordon is reportedly improving security at his £7million mansion to protect himself and his family, after his pub in London was targeted by squatters.

The York & Albany pub in Regents Park had temporarily closed as the chef was planning to sign over a multi-million pound lease to new partners , and it was in that time the group took over the property. They were later evicted.

Following the scary incident, Gordon hired a professional security firm to protect the house in the capital, with guards and dogs patrolling the property 24 hours a day while renovations are being carried out.

The Ramsays also have a home less than a mile away that was previously owned by Matt Hanco*ck's lover Gina Coladangelo as well as holiday homes in California and Cornwall.

Gordon Ramsay reveals he almost died in 'really bad' cycling accident (2024)
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