Simon Cowell Speaks Out After Breaking His Back in E-Bike Accident

Simon Cowell attends the "America's Got Talent" Season 14 Finale red carpet at Dolby Theatre on September 18, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Credit: Shutterstock)

Simon Cowell is recovering after breaking his back in an electric bike accident on Saturday.

According to his publicist, the America’s Got Talent judge was trying out a new bike when the accident occurred at his home in Malibu, California.

The entertainment mogul was rushed to a hospital where he underwent surgery. Now, Cowell is recovering and took to Twitter to share some thoughts on his healing process.

“Some good advice… If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time, Cowell tweeted Sunday night. “I have broken part of my back. Thank you to everyone for your kind messages.”

In a second tweet, he thanked the hospital’s medical staff for their help.

“And a massive thank you to all the nurses and doctors. Some of the nicest people I have ever met. Stay safe everyone,” he wrote.

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According to published reports, Cowell underwent six hours of surgery to insert a metal rod into his spine on Saturday night.

Unfortunately, due to the injuries he sustained and his recovery process, he won’t be at the America’s Got Talent live shows, which begin Tuesday.

There’s no word yet on when Cowell will be able to return to work.