Undaunted Simon Cowell is back on his e-bike two months after second wipe-out

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Simon Cowell says he is recovering well after his second bike accident. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Simon Cowell says he is recovering well after his second bike accident. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

You’d think two near-death accidents would scare him off bikes completely. But that's not the case for Simon Cowell.

The 62-year-old entertainment mogul is back in the saddle – with a brace on his arm – two months after he crashed his electric bike for the second time.  

"That expression ‘get back on your bike’ – with me, it was literal," Simon says.

"I was cycling the last couple of days," he reveals.

Simon hasn't had the best of luck with e-bikes, though.

In August 2020, he broke his back in three places while riding a $20 000 (R300 000) motorised bike near his Malibu mansion in Los Angeles.

The former American Idol judge underwent a six-hour operation to have a metal rod inserted into his back to repair his spine.

Simon and Lauren got engaged in January this year
Simon and Lauren Silverman got engaged in January this year and the former American Idol judge says the wedding plans are under way. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/ Getty Images)

In January he survived his second e-bike crash in 18 months.

Simon was rushed to hospital after he was flung off his motorised bike which was moving at 32km/h.

He was reportedly not wearing a helmet.

He was discharged from hospital the next day following treatment for a broken arm and a suspected concussion.

"I was lucky both times," he says.

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Simon says he was able to get back on the bike so soon after the crash thanks to the cast on his arm being removed.

"I feel better than I did because I exercise so much more.”

 (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Simon on his beloved e-bike. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

His recovery is just in time for his wedding to girlfriend Lauren Silverman who he got engaged to in January. The couple have a son, Eric (7).

The talent show judge hasn't divulged any details about their big day, but he says their wedding plans are well underway. 

A source close to him says Las Vegas is the perfect place for his bachelor celebration, but the couple don't want a showbiz wedding.

"They really just want an intimate affair with close family and friends, which may surprise a lot of people."

Following his latest crash Simon has promised his family he'll wear a helmet – but letting go of his beloved e-bike is simply not on the cards.

"Even though it’s an e-bike, I've still got to pedal," he says.

"My most creative time is now when I cycle."

Sources: Page Six, The Sun, DailyMail,

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