Watch: Gordon Ramsay diagnosed with arthritis
Gordon Ramsay has been diagnosed with arthritis while recovering from knee surgery.
The 55-year-old marathon-running and cycling-enthusiast chef has been advised to 'slow down' by doctors, and admits it has been a wake-up call.
Ramsay told The Sun: “F*** me. I’ve just come off two weeks on crutches, as I had meniscus surgery. I did it running up the hill in Richmond Park, bolting up it. It was f***ing painful. And when I got the X-rays back, the doctor said, ‘You’ve got arthritis in your knee.'
“I’d never heard that word in relation to me before. He told me I needed to start slowing down. It was a case of ‘Imagine you’ve got 1.5 million steps to run over the next 30 years . . . pace yourself’.
“He showed me pictures, and you just don’t want to hear you’ve got arthritis in your knee."
The TV chef - who is hosting new BBC game show Gordon Ramsay’s Bank Balance - admitted he is a "workaholic" and working-out is his way to release stress.
But after losing his own father to a heart attack in his early 50s, the Hell's Kitchen star and father-of-four is wary of pushing himself too hard.
He said: “I also have that stern warning of my father dying at 53 and I look at my kids and know I can’t leave them rudderless.
“I am slightly scared of stopping but do know I will have to slow down at some stage.”
Ramsay and wife Tana are parents to Megan, 22, twins Holly and Jack, 21, Matilda, 19, and 22-month-old Oscar.
The F Word presenter previously came under fire for spending the first lockdown at his holiday home in Cornwall instead of staying at his London residence.
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