Simon Cowell in hospital after breaking his back

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  • Simon Cowell is recovering after breaking his back after falling off his electric bike.
  • A spokeswoman for the 60-year-old said he's "doing fine". He has since thanked fans for their messages and hospital staff for taking care of him.
  • The music and TV mogul is currently on medical leave; Kelly Clarkson will temporarily replace him on America's Got Talent.


According to a report by The Guardian, Simon Cowell is recovering in hospital after breaking his back. The music and TV mogul reportedly underwent surgery after falling off an electric bike and breaking his back.

A spokeswoman for Simon confirmed that the incident took place at the 60-year-old’s home in California.

"Simon had a fall from his bike, testing his new electric bike in the courtyard at his house in Malibu with his family. He hurt his back and was taken to hospital," the spokeswoman said.

She added: "He’s doing fine, he’s under observation and is in the best possible hands."

SkyNews reports that Simon’s partner Lauren Silverman accompanied him to hospital and has been able to see him briefly.

Now, the America's Got Talent judge has taken to social media to thank everyone for their messages and share "some good advice".

"If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time," he said.

He added: "A massive thank you to all the nurses and doctors. Some of the nicest people I have ever met. Stay safe everyone."

According to TV Line, Kelly Clarkson will fill Simon's seat on the America's Got Talent judging panel while he's on leave.

The talk show host shared the news on Twitter, saying: "My friend, Simon Cowell, is doing better now but was in an accident and won’t be able to make Tuesday and Wednesday’s live shows for AGT.

"But no worries America, someone far wiser, cooler, and hotter is taking his seat! The unbelievably amazing Kelly Clarkson. You’re welcome in advance!"