Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Simon Cowell keeps his wit after back surgery following bike accident

Simon Cowell photo from AP

Simon Cowell photo from AP

Simon Cowell is recuperating and grateful to the team of medical personnel who helped fixed his back injury. He broke part of his back over the weekend.

Witty and in a jovial spirit seemingly, one hour ago, around 9 pm, Sunday (August 9) he made his first public comment in relation to the tragic and painful incident.

He tweeted:

"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.
And a massive thank you to all the nurses and doctors. Some of the nicest people I have ever met.
Stay safe everyone
Simon."

The tweets were also shared on his Instagram page.

 

Cowell underwent back surgery Saturday night after reportedly breaking his back earlier on Saturday.

The 60-year-old entertainment mogul had been testing his new electric bicycle at his home in Malibu, California when the incident occurred.

According to reports, he had been immediately rushed to the hospital after the accident.

Aside from his extensive work on the entertainment scene on shows such as  "Britain's Got Talent," "American Idol" and the "X-Factor," Cowell is also known for his philanthropy in Barbados. Various charities, namely those with a focus on animals, being the recipients of his generosity over the last few years.

He is a frequent visitor to the island and has expressed his love Barbados on numerous occasions.

PEOPLE has reported that Cowell will not be taking part in the August 11 and August 12 episodes of America's Got Talent (AGT) when the first live show airs on Tuesday from Universal Studios in Universal City, California. AGT is in it's 15th season now.

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