Hells Kitchen: Gordon Ramsay Cheats Death after Falling Off Cliff
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Some contestants of Hell's Kitchen may have wished Gordon Ramsay ill after constant and admittedly harsh reprimands, but surely this is not something they have in mind.  Ramsay came reportedly close to meeting his creator in that great kitchen in the sky while filming his other food magazine and cooking show The F Word in Iceland.

Ramsay, 41, cheated death twice after stumbling off a cliff, then nearly drowning in freezing cold waters, a staggering 85 meters down into an icy creek.  To make matters worse, the heavy equipment he wore weighed him down, forcing him to struggle in the water.

"I thought I was a goner," he recounted to The Sun.  "They say cats have nine lives. I've had 12 already and I don't know how many more I'll have.  I remember thinking, 'Oh f***'. My boots and my waterproofs were dragging me down. I'm an extremely good swimmer but I couldn't get to the surface.  I was panicking and my lungs were filling up with water.  "When I got to the top after getting my boots off I was dazed and my head was totally numb."

Ramsay was dragged in with a rope by the crew of the British TV show.  The Hell's Kitchen host sustained a huge hut to his leg, and was checked up at London's Cromwell Hospital.  He said that while he himself easily came to terms with the terrifying experience, he couldn't bear to tell his wife Tana.

"I didn't tell her at first. I chickened out but she knew something was up.  She was upset and extremely p***** off. When I was underwater all I could think of was Tana and my kids.  It wasn't until I was on the plane home I realized what a close call I'd had."

Hell's Kitchen recently crowned its season 4 winner.

-Glenn L. Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: The Sun
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