SIMON Cowell's fans were shocked when they learned that the music mogul had undergone surgery after a horror crash.
The X Factor judge, 60, suffered a broken back in the fall and needed surgery.
What happened to Simon Cowell?
Simon is lucky not to be paralysed after breaking his back in three places in a fall from his electric bike.
He missed injuring his spinal cord by a centimetre.
Simon fell and broke his back after trying out a powerful new electric bike — and accidentally pulling a wheelie.
His son Eric, six, and partner Lauren Silverman’s teenage lad Adam watched in horror as Simon fell backwards and smashed down on to a concrete floor at his Los Angeles home.
How is Simon Cowell doing?
Simon had to undergo six hours of surgery following the horror crash.
He was taken to Providence Saint John’s hospital in Santa Monica, a short drive from his £18million beachside property in Malibu.
Doctors had to insert a metal rod in his spine after breaking three vertebrae.
He now faces a long stay in hospital — scuppering his plans to star in the live launch of the latest series of America’s Got Talent.
Doctors told the TV mogul he was “very lucky” not to have suffered paralysing injuries.
On August 11, 2020 it was revealed that Simon won't work for weeks and will undergo intense physiotherapy to help him recover.
What has Simon Cowell said about his accident?
After his surgery Simon broke his silence on his horrific accident.
He wrote on Twitter: " Some good advice…
"If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time.
"I have broken part of my back. Thank you to everyone for your kind messages.."
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