Is Simon Cowell OK?! The music mogul has given fans an important health update, one day after news hit the web that he had broken his back in a scary bicycle accident.
“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,” he wrote on Twitter on Sunday, August 9. “And a massive thank you to all the nurses and doctors. Some of the nicest people I have ever met. Stay safe everyone.”
And a massive thank you to all the nurses and doctors. Some of the nicest people I have ever met.
Stay safe everyone
— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) August 10, 2020
For those who missed it, The Hollywood Reporter reported one day earlier that the America’s Got Talent judge was test riding his electric bicycle in Malibu, CA, when he fell off.
“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 the business executive told them “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.”
According to the outlet, he had surgery last night, but it’s unclear how it went.
As fans know, the news came just weeks after it was announced that he was leaving his record label, Syco Music. For those who don’t know, Simon actually sold Syco Music to Sony back in 2005, but he remained heavily involved with the label — up until last month, that is. On July 15, 2020, it was reported that Simon was walking away from the company for good. But why did he saying goodbye, you ask? Well, according to sources close to him, it was because he wanted to focus on his TV company, Syco Entertainment — which owns The X Factor and the Got Talent shows — instead.
“This deal is huge. Simon has had to pay a massive amount to regain control of Syco Entertainment. That has meant he is no longer involved in Syco Music but it’s not in great shape right now,” a source told The Sun at the time. “Leaving it now makes sense for him because he can instead focus on his Got Talent shows, as those are his money-makers now.”
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