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Gordon Ramsay Reveals Health Issues That Forced Him To Cancel TV Show

Gordon Ramsay is arguably the most well-known television chef out there right now. With 39 locations all over the world, his restaurants are touted as some of the best in the world.

Of course, most people know Ramsay for his abrasive, borderline abusive behavior towards contestants on Hell's Kitchen, but in reality he's just a doting dad who just wants things done a certain way. There's a stark difference between Ramsay on Hell's Kitchen and Masterchef Junior.

Ramsay is also known for Kitchen Nightmares, where he finds struggling restaurants and tries to get them back on their feet. Unfortunately, these places are usually so far gone when Ramsay gets there that they've violated way too many health risks to remain open.

In 2014, Kitchen Nightmares was suddenly pulled from the air, which many assumed was because of poor ratings or unwilling participants. However, Ramsay revealed there was a more serious reason he chose to put an end to the show.

So what happened that caused such a popular show to end so abruptly?

Ramsay revealed in an interview that it wasn't a lack of desire on his end to help people fix their restaurants.

"I still have that hunger to get those businesses back on the map and I'm still like a little Rottweiler," he confessed. "I just want to be led up the front door, let off the lead and then booted in - sniff out the crap, turn the place upside down, give the owners a great shake and then put them back on their feet."

But it was his health that lead Ramsay to take a step back.

"I want a rest. I want my stomach to go through a 12-month period with no ulcers," he explained. "And then I want to go to the toilet once a day, properly, as opposed to four or five times a day once I've had a bad experience in a s**thole selling frozen food that's been defrosted in the microwave for the last 17 minutes, so no, I want to get back to eating normally."

It makes sense when you think about it. Ramsay is sent all over the country to eat questionably prepared food, whether it's under-cooked, expired, or just awful.

But don't worry, Ramsay isn't going anywhere. Currently, he's a judge on Masterchef and has a new show called The F-Word. He also has a slew of shows on the Food Network, so you can get your fix!

You can watch Ramsay's full interview on Kitchen Nightmares here.