The Reason Gordon Ramsay's Doctors Are Telling Him To Slow Down

It is no secret that chefs live stressful lifestyles. It has been well-documented over the years that working in the high-paced environment that is a restaurant kitchen can take a toll on the body. And as a chef's star rises up within the world, they have more things to contend with, like multiple restaurants, cookbooks, and TV shows.

This is something that famed Michelin star chef and TV personality Gordon Ramsay understands very well. With a slew of restaurants and hit shows like Hell's Kitchen under his belt, the father-of-four knows how important it is to exercise so that he can relieve that stress. Ramsay, who is known for executing the perfect Beef Wellington and his oftentimes colorful language, reveals that fitness became a huge priority to him right around the time that his life really got busy, per Men's Journal. But, after a recent knee surgery, the famed chef is being told by doctors that he will need to slow down, Yahoo Sports reports.

Ramsay reveals that he has been diagnosed with arthritis

According to The Sun, the marathon-running chef had to go in for knee surgery after falling during a training exercise in London. Later, he was informed by his doctors that he had arthritis in his knee. The always outspoken chef revealed that he was shocked and taken aback by the news. Ramsay tells The Sun that he had just finished coming off the use of crutches post meniscus surgery "and when I got the X-rays back, the doctor said, 'You've got arthritis in your knee.'" The publication says that Ramsay was told by doctors that he had about "1.5 million steps to run over the next 30 years" and that he would need to pace himself.

The health news was something that the MasterChef co-host took to heart, after having lost his father at the age of 53 due to a heart attack (via The Sun). Ramsay asserts that he does not want to leave his children "rudderless" and knew that there would be a time where he'd have to slow down.