TV super-producer Simon Cowell is “lucky to be alive” after a recent bike accident in London left him hospitalized.
According to reports, the American’s Got Talent judge was riding an e-bike near his London home on January 27 when the vehicle slipped on a wet patch and sent Cowell tumbling to the ground. He was immediately rushed to the hospital and underwent X-rays.
“He went flying over the handlebars into the middle of the road and is lucky to be alive as he wasn’t wearing a helmet,” an anonymous source reportedly told The reporters.
“There was blood pouring from his face, but luckily he managed to get some help from passers-by. He was taken to hospital and X-rays showed he broke his arm. He has his arm in a yellow cast and is on the mend now but will need to rest.” he added.
This is Cowell’s second bike accident in recent years. In 2020, the former America Idol judge was testing his new electric bike in the courtyard of his Malibu house when he fell and injured his back. He was taken to the hospital and ultimately underwent a five-hour back surgery to fix his injuries.
Speaking to ex Terri Seymour on ExtraTV, Simon said: ‘My most creative time is now when I cycle because I cycle even though it’s an e-bike. I still got to pedal and I do about ten miles a day, even though I had an accident on one.
‘That was more an electric motorbike, these are called pedal-assist bikes and they’re brilliant.’