America’s Got Talent mastermind and judge Simon Cowell has broken his back in three places after falling off an e-bike.
IOL reports that the accident happened on Saturday while he was with his six-year-old son Eric and his partner Lauren Silverman’s son Adam.
“Simon has broken his back in a number of places in a fall from his bike whilst testing a new electric bike in the courtyard of his home in Malibu with his family. He was taken to hospital where they operated overnight. He’s under observation and is doing fine”, a spokesperson for the 60-year-old reality judge said.
Cowell is currently filming a new series of America’s Got Talent with fellow judges Heidi Klum and Sophia Vergara.
It is unclear when Cowell will be ready to go back to work again, but TV Line reports that Kelly Clarkson will be standing in for him until he is back.
Watch the E! News video below on how Cowell’s feedback on social media since the accident.
Credit images: Evening Standard and Talent Recap