Simon Cowell Suffers Broken Back In Bike Accident
Simon Cowell is hospitalized and recovering from surgery after he broke his back in an electric bicycle accident. The injury occurred on Saturday, when the America's Got Talent judge fell from the bike at his Malibu, California, home. The latest update on Cowell's condition says he had successful surgery and is "lucky," reports say.
Simon Cowell remains in hospital on Sunday after undergoing surgery on his broken back.
The America's Got Talent host suffered the injury at his Malibu, California, home on Saturday, Aug. 9, when he fell from an electric bicycle. Overnight, Cowell underwent a five-hour surgery and is now recovering, People reports.
Simon Cowell faces recovery from surgery after breaking his back
Cowell's five-hour surgery included "a number of fusions" and the insertion of a "metal rod," the report says. The former American Idol judge's rep had earlier stated that Cowell was "doing fine" in the aftermath of the injury, and that the Sunday surgery was scheduled the day prior.
However, doctors have also reportedly told Cowell that he's "lucky" despite the severity of his back injury. Cowell is believed to have fallen from the bike onto his back while testing it at his home with partner Lauren Silverman.
Simon Cowell had America's Got Talent shoot this week
The 60-year-old TV and music world figure was set to resume live filming of AGT on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Auditions had gone virtual amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the judges filmed an outdoor episode that aired in late July.
Cowell's injury and recovery would seem to cast doubt on his participation in the new episode two days from now, but no official announcement has been made as of now.