Here's What Gordon Ramsay Has To Say About Retirement

After years of hard work and employment, there comes a time in most of our lives when we pack up our things and bid farewell to the workforce. However, retirement is not always the desired move for everyone. In 2019, 23% of Americans planned to never retire, according to a survey conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research (via The Motley Fool).

Of course, there are people whose work is important to us, like our favorite chefs at local restaurants, the friendly grocers who make shopping for food that much better, the well-equipped farmers who grow the best crops, and our favorite celebrity chefs who provide delicious recipes and never-ending entertainment. When their time comes, we will thank them and wish them well in the next chapter of their lives. Sometimes we get lucky, and the people we hope to see for years and years don't want to retire. This seems to be the case with Gordon Ramsay. The "Hell's Kitchen" host recently shared his thoughts on when and if he plans to hang up his apron for good.

Gordon Ramsay promises this is not the end

At 55, Gordon Ramsay is nearing what some people might consider retirement age. However, he had a very clear message for all of his fans. In an interview with Thrillist, the celebrity chef revealed, "You have not seen the end of me. Do not underestimate the power of an old man."

The discussion was prompted when the publication asked, given that "Hell's Kitchen" is in its 21st season, how much longer he realistically saw the show continuing. As he explained in the interview, Ramsay spent much more time focusing on his businesses and work earlier in his career. Then he started to focus heavily on his physical fitness. "I started taking up triathlons and I did my first Ironman at the age of 43 in Hawaii," he said. "And so now at 55, I'm fit as a fiddle." With that convincing anecdote, he explained he doesn't see an ending to Hell's Kitchen any time soon. " I can go for another 30 seasons," Ramsay shared.