LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Gordon Ramsay, head chef on the Fox reality show “Hell’s Kitchen,” had to be carried off the field after absorbing a big hit in a charity soccer match Sunday in Manchester, England.
Ramsay was given oxygen and carted off the field on a stretcher during the celebrity benefit Soccer Aid. He was taken to the hospital and released a few hours later. His spokesman released the following statement:
“Gordon was taken to hospital after injuring his back during the game. He was released after receiving treatment and although he’s in pain today, there shouldn’t be any long term damage.”
Ramsay wasn’t the only one hurting. “Anchorman” star Will Ferrell had to leave the match early with a leg injury.
Other U.S. celebrities playing including Mike Myers, Gerard Butler, Edward Norton, Woody Harrelson and Michael Sheen. They took on an England team that included Take That’s Mark Owen and JLS singers Aston Merrygold and Marvin Humes.
While he recuperates, Ramsay can take heart in the fact that it was for a good cause. The event, set up by Take That star Robbie Williams, raised more than $6.4 million for UNICEF.
The Brits won the match, 3-1.