LOS ANGELES (WR) — Simon Cowell underwent surgical procedure to restore a damaged again, the results of an electrical bicycle accident, and was recovering at a hospital, a spokesperson mentioned Sunday.

“Simon has damaged his again in a variety of locations” after falling from the brand new bike he’d been testing within the courtyard of his Malibu residence Saturday, the consultant mentioned. Members of the family have been current.

The leisure mogul was “doing advantageous” and remained underneath remark after the operation at an unidentified hospital, the spokesperson mentioned.

Cowell’s associate, Lauren Silverman, accompanied him to the hospital and has been capable of see him briefly. Cowell’s in a single day, six-hour surgical procedure included placement of a steel rod.

Regardless of the ordeal, he mustered the power to submit a “huge thanks” to docs and nurses treating him. Cowell, identified for his tart-tongued feedback about contestants, additionally shared some recommendation.

“For those who purchase an electrical path bike, learn the handbook earlier than you experience it for the primary time,” he tweeted Sunday night time.

The couple’s son and Silverman’s youngster by a earlier marriage have been with Cowell when the accident occurred.

Cowell’s damage will power him to overlook the start of this season’s dwell reveals on NBC’s “America’s Bought Expertise.” The dwell reveals will start Tuesday and Wednesday with out him, the community mentioned.

He created the expertise present, now in its 15th season, and serves as a choose. The present’s different judges are Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Sofia Vergara, with Terry Crews as host.

Cowell additionally has been a choose on “Britain’s Bought Expertise,” “The X Issue” and “American Idol.”


This story corrects Lauren Silverman’s relationship to Cowell.