Gordon Ramsay has reportedly said that he didn’t ‘want to hear’ the recent health diagnosis he received.
In a chat with Hello magazine, the 55-year-old revealed that he had recently injured himself while running in a park and was shocked by the doctor’s advice afterwards.
He said: “I’ve just come off two weeks on crutches as I had meniscus surgery.
“I did it running up that hill in Richmond Park, bolting up it. 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 [the doctor] told me I needed to start slowing down. It was a case of, ‘Imagine you’ve got 1.5million steps to run over the next 30 years… pace yourself’.”
He then added: “You just don’t want to hear you’ve got arthritis in your knee.”
Apparently, the doctor’s advice was so upsetting to the celebrity chef as he is committed to keeping fit.
Recently, Ramsay even admitted he’s ‘turning vegan,’ as he doesn’t want to have a heart attack, which is how his father passed away.
In an interview with Yahoo, he said: “Dairy! As a chef, I would be lying if I said I didn’t want to indulge in rich dairies like butter, cream, and milk.
“Oat milk really helped me to maintain that richness in a healthy way. My father passed away at 53 of a heart attack because of a poor diet. I want to set a good example for my children.”
Despite having mocked vegans in the past, Ramsay has admitted he’s already seeing the benefits.
He said: “It re-energised my love of food and made me more creative in the kitchen. It’s too easy with a filet mignon. It has made me dig deeper, which is a huge advantage.
“I want people to know how seriously I take this movement [to transition to eating more plants]. It’s had such a positive impact on my life and my level of fitness. I have no intention of slowing down and I feel great.”
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