American Idol Superstar Judge Simon Cowell Breaks Back After Brutal Bicycle Accident

Former American Idol judge Simon Cowell was hospitalized in Malibu, California on Saturday with a broken back after a brutal bicycle accident.

As The Hollywood Reporter reports:

Simon Cowell broke his back on Saturday afternoon while test riding his electric bicycle in Malibu, California, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The English record executive and host of America’s Got Talent is being treated in hospital and was set to have surgery.

“Simon had a fall from his bike on Saturday afternoon whilst testing his new electric bike in the courtyard at his house in Malibu with his family,” a spokesperson for Cowell told THR. “He hurt his back and was taken to the hospital. He’s doing fine, he’s under observation and is in the best possible hands.”

In follow-up correspondence, the spokesperson told THR, “Simon has broken his back and will be having surgery this evening.”

Cowell tweeted out a thank you to the doctors and nurses treating him as well as a warning for others considering riding an electric bike:

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kotoc
kotoc
6 months ago

Oh, that’s awful! Poor Simon! I hope he will make a full recovery and back to his normal, “lovable” self very soon.

Dr Morris Brooks
Dr Morris Brooks
6 months ago

Even though he’s the creepiest thing on TV, I hope he recovers.

Joan
Joan
6 months ago

Oh Simon, there are a lot of young kids in our neighborhood riding electric bikes with no “causualities”….do you know now that these TOYS are for the younger set.? Nevertheless, hope you recover soon and stick with the ‘OLD AGE TOYS’.

LEON AMER
LEON AMER
6 months ago
Reply to  Joan

those kids are riding HOVERBOARDS, not electric trail bikes, read the article and pay more attention …. electric bikes ARE for older folks, see ad in Deer and Deer Hunting with Jim Shockey on one in the woods hunting quietly

RangerEDGE5
RangerEDGE5
6 months ago
Reply to  LEON AMER

True Leon. My doctor in fact advised I get one when I told him I was going to get a bike for more exercise to help with my arthritic condition. So I would have the option for help up hills should I need it.

RangerEDGE5
RangerEDGE5
6 months ago

American IDOL. That say’s it all. I hope the best for him. But I have never nor will I ever watch that show. Don’t watch much television anyways.

kotoc
kotoc
6 months ago
Reply to  RangerEDGE5

I don’t watch it, either, because of all the times there are contestants who DON’T make it because they’re not quite good enough. I feel badly for them, especially since they “failed” in front of a huge audience, and the whole nation. However, I’ve seen many videos of some of the best ones, and I’ve also seen Simon behaving like a normal, sweet guy! (Really, it happens sometimes!)