Gordon Ramsay Says He’s ‘On the Mend' After Biking Accident and Shares Video of Son Oscar, 5, Wearing Helmet on His Bike

The 'MasterChef' star credited his helmet with saving his life after a recent bicycling accident

<p>Leon Bennett/Getty; Gordon Ramsay/Instagram</p> Gordon Ramsay and Son Oscar biking

Leon Bennett/Getty; Gordon Ramsay/Instagram

Gordon Ramsay and Son Oscar biking

Gordon Ramsay is sharing an update about his recovery nearly a week after revealing he’d experienced a rough bicycling accident.

An Instagram video posted by the MasterChef star, 57, on Friday, June 21, shows his 5-year-old son Oscar enjoying a ride on his own bike, while heeding some important advice from his father.

“Thank you @oscarjramsay for listening to dad!” Ramsay began the video’s caption, likely referring to the helmet Oscar is sporting, as his son declares, “Dad, this is for you.”

Following the accident, which he’d described as leaving him “a bit bruised up looking like a purple potato,” Ramsay had urged his followers, “WEAR A HELMET.”

In the new post, which sees the family taking a stroll with 7-month-old son Jesse,  the TV chef added, “The purple potato is on the mend !!!”

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“Thank you to everyone for all the amazing messages Gx,” he continued.

Ramsay announced that he’d been in the accident while biking in Connecticut in an Instagram post on Saturday, June 15.

“Honestly, I’m lucky to be here,” he said in a video sharing what happened.

“I’m in pain. It’s been a brutal week,” he added while lifting up his jacket to show his heavily bruised ribs. “And I’m sort of getting through it. But I cannot tell you the importance of wearing a helmet.”

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Ramsay also stressed the need for children to wear protective headgear, even for brief rides.

“I don’t care how short the journey is. I don’t care, you know, the fact that these helmets cost money … they’re crucial,” he said. “Even with the kids, a short journey, they’ve got to wear a helmet.”

Gordon and his wife Tana Ramsay have six kids. In addition to Oscar and Jesse, the couple are also parents to twins Holly Anna and Jack Scott, 24, and daughters Megan, 26, and Matilda (Tilly), 22.

In the accompanying caption, Ramsay clarified that he didn’t break any bones or suffer major injuries beyond the bruising

“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,” he wrote,  “but most thankful for my helmet that saved my life.”

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