Simon Cowell suffered a horror bike accident that left him fearing he’d ‘never be able to walk again’. The music mogul was in a serious accident that broke his back in multiple places. The X Factor star has opened up about the crash, which happened before his young son Eric.
It’s not the first time Simon Cowell has been in a serious accident – and the showbiz star is thankful to be alive.
His iconic witty one-liners and stern face on reality shows like America’s Got Talent, The X-Factor and BGT have made him one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood.
Despite his long list of successful shows for US and UK television, the star took time off work to recover after an e-bike accident.
Hospitalized after horrific e-bike accident in LA
In August 2020, the 62-year-old was out and about with his son while testing his new e-bike. However, he lost control and suffered a serious accident that resulted in several broken bones in his back.
The bike had been shipped from London to the X Factor judge’s home in Malibu.
He and his son Eric were traumatized from being with him at the time of the incident.
According to the LA Times, Simon “broke his back in multiple places” and was taken to the hospital for urgent treatment.
After the incident, Simon Cowell feared one thing: being unable to walk.
said Simon The sun that he “felt very depressed” after the crash, which left him bedridden for a month. However, he also spoke about a lack of activity with his son.
He said: “I couldn’t do everything I wanted with him. I wasn’t sure if I would ever be able to walk or play soccer with him again.
“That was a low point. I was on a lot of painkillers but I got off of them very quickly. I didn’t want to go that route.”
Simon is ‘grateful to be alive’
Although the dad still wears a back brace when he rides his bike – and says he has to do it “for life” now.
Simon added: “But I’m here, I’m alive. And I’m grateful.”
The star has collected an impressive 15 e-bikes, some costing as much as £20,000 ($26,000).
Despite this, he was able to resume filming after his recovery.
In addition, Simon praised his son Eric and fiancé Lauren Silverman for their support after the injury.
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