The 60-year-old entertainment mogul was rushed to hospital on Saturday after falling off his new electric bike while testing it in his backyard in Malibu, California. “Simon has fractured his spine and is going to be operated on tonight,” confirmed his representative, who added: “He’s fine, he’s under observation and he’s in the best possible hands.”
His circle did not specify what type of back injury Cowell has.But a “broken spine” usually refers to a fracture in part of the spine. This involves breaking at least one of the vertebrae that make up the spine and protect the spinal cord.
Back fractures can often cause severe pain and can severely restrict movement, with some patients needing back support while they recover. If the spinal cord is also damaged, the injuries can have more serious long-term consequences. The higher the spinal cord, the more the movement will be restricted.
As the seriousness of the situation is unknown, it is not known whether he will be able to participate in the next series of America’s Got Talent, a live show scheduled for next week, on August 11th. It is also not known whether it will be recovered for the British version of the program.
In the past few months, it was very common to see Cowell riding a bicycle taking walks with his family around his home in Malibu. Is that The TV star had embarked on a healthier lifestyle and had already managed to lose more than 25 pounds because of being overweight. He himself had said that his diet now included only white meat, fruits and vegetables, in addition to regular exercise.
The change of course began in 2017, when he fell off the stairs of his home and had to be taken by ambulance to the hospital. There, he discovered that he had passed out and realized that his “vampire life”, in which he went out every night, was not helping him. Then, he explained, that the horrible fall had reminded him that he was not “invincible” and that he had the “responsibility” to take control of his health as a parent.
In his latest statements to the media to The sun, already in the middle of the pandemic, said that following the diet was not easy for him in quarantine. “But I’m cooking a little and I’m still exercising. The only difficult thing is that when Eric (son) orders a pizza … that’s what I miss the most ”.
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