Simon Cowell undergoes surgery after gruesome e-bike accident

Carla Harmon
August 10, 2020

Cowell has a six-year-old son Eric with his partner Lauren Silverman.

Simon Cowell has broken his back while testing his new electric bicycle at his home in California. His representatives say that the operation was successful and he is in the hospital recovering from surgery involving "a number of fusions and metal rod put into his back".

She added: "He's doing fine, he's under observation and is in the best possible hands". If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time.

He thanked everyone for their kind messages and the medical team involved in his care. Live shows will begin this Tuesday, August 11, with a results show scheduled for Wednesday.

Just last month it emerged that Cowell has bought Sony Music Entertainment's stake in TV programmes including Britain's Got Talent and The X Factor.

As a safety precaution, the show relocated from its lavish Hollywood auditorium venue to an outdoor setup in Simi Valley created to resemble a drive-in movie theater, with judges Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and newcomer Sofia Vergara now seated an appropriate distance from one another.

We're wishing Simon a speedy recovery.

"According to the Sun, the 59-year-old was instructed to make "drastic lifestyle changes" after falling down the stairs in the middle of the night in October 2017". He was taken to hospital in an ambulance and later explained he had fainted.

"After all, I am a dad and have more responsibility than ever".

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