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    Simon Cowell breaks back falling off electric bike in US

    Music tycoon and entertainer having surgery but his spokeswoman says he is ‘doing fine’

    Amy WalkerSun 9 Aug 2020 07.00 EDT


    Cowell was said to have hurt himself while testing an electric bike at his home in Malibu, California.

    Simon Cowell has been taken to hospital with a broken back after falling off an electric bike in California.
    His spokeswoman said the 60-year-old music mogul, who has a home in Malibu, was undergoing surgery for his injuries but was “doing fine”.
    “Simon had a fall from his bike testing his new electric bike in the courtyard at his house in Malibu with his family. He hurt his back and was taken to hospital. He’s doing fine, he’s under observation and is in the best possible hands,” she said on Saturday.
    “Simon has broken his back and is having surgery this evening,” she later added.

    Cowell, a judge on Britain’s Got Talent, American Idol and the X Factor, was due to return to his show America’s Got Talent in the coming week, with the first live show to air on Tuesday.

    In recent months he has been pictured on several bike rides in the US with his partner, Lauren Silverman, 43, and six-year-old son, Eric. The rides were thought to be part of an effort to embrace a healthier lifestyle.

    As well as regular exercise, the entertainer previously told the Sun he had lost four inches around his waist after sticking to a diet of white meat, vegetables and light beer following a previous fall in October 2017.

    At the time, Cowell blamed low blood pressure and a “vampire” lifestyle – staying awake every day until 8am – for the fall down the stairs at his London home, which resulted in paramedics taking him to hospital.

    He said the incident came as a reminder “that we’re not invincible”, adding: “After all I am a dad and have more responsibility than ever.”
    A broken back usually refers to a fracture in a part of the spine, although the extent of Cowell’s injuries were not clear. It was also not known what caused his fall from the electric bike.

    Last week it was revealed that Cowell would miss the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent for the first time due to a clash in filming schedules with the American version of the show caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

    A source told the Sun: “Simon is gutted to not be physically there for the semi-finals, but he’ll be there virtually, casting an eye over the talent and imparting his views in every show.”

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    It sounds serious to me. Wonder why he keeps falling over?
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    Alcohol?
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    That's what I was thinking.
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    Ouch.
    I always forget he's 60, I still think of him being younger
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    yeah, but it's not like 60 is *that* old.
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    ^ Nope it's not
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    I heard it was so bad, it changed his facial expression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rollo View Post
    Wonder why he keeps falling over?
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    Maybe he's not good with high heels?

    Quote Originally Posted by rollo View Post
    It sounds serious to me. Wonder why he keeps falling over?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    I heard it was so bad, it changed his facial expression.
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    Topheavy from the moobs.
    you guys.....

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    Ouch. Ouch. Ouch.

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    Simon Cowell was testing out his new $21,500 'fastest bike on earth' that can do 80 MILES AN HOUR when he broke his back doing an accidental wheelie- as he warns fans: 'Read the manual before riding'


    • Cowell was rushed to hospital on Saturday after the accident at his Malibu home
    • Son Eric, 6, and stepson Adam, 14, were with him at the time of the accident
    • He underwent six hours of surgery to place a metal rod in his spine
    • The media mogul was riding a Swind EB-01 electric bike, which has previously been described as the 'fastest bike on earth' and costs $21,500 (£16,500)
    • He is said to be recovering well and 'lucky' that the injury was not 'a lot, lot worse'
    • It has been claimed the 'impact missed his spinal cord by about a centimetre'
    • A family friend said he was in 'shock and massive amounts of pain' after the fall
    • On Sunday night he tweeted his thanks to doctors and nurses who treated him
    • In 2017 interview with the Mail, Cowell had admitted to having a few 'close shaves' on his electric bikes after splashing out £60,000 on seven of the vehicles

    By RACHEL MCGRATH FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and BRYONY JEWELL FOR MAILONLINE
    PUBLISHED: 06:29, 10 August 2020 | UPDATED: 22:21, 10 August 2020
    Simon Cowell broke his back when his powerful new $21,500 electric bike 'flew up in the air and did an accidental wheelie' after he tired to change gears.
    The media mogul, 60, underwent six hours of surgery to insert a metal rod into his spine on Saturday night after falling from his new Swind EB-01 electric bike, which has previously been called the 'fastest bike on earth'.
    After the accident, the music boss is believed to have been 'surprised by the power' of the bike and knew immediately that he 'was in trouble'.

    On Sunday night, Cowell tweeted: 'Some good advice... If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time.'

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    Painful: Simon Cowell broke his back when his new $21,500 electric bike 'flew up in the air' after he tried to change gears while riding it in the courtyard of his Malibu home


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    From his hospital bed: Simon broke his silence after breaking his back in an accident at his Malibu home, posting an update to his Twitter and Instagram feeds

    He went on: 'I have broken part of my back. Thank you to everyone for your kind messages.'
    Hen then added in a second tweet: 'And a massive thank you to all the nurses and doctors. Some of the nicest people I have ever met. Stay safe everyone Simon.'

    Explaining what happened, a source told MailOnline: 'He was testing the new bike pretty slowly just in the turning circle in the courtyard of the house.
    'And as he changed gear, the bike flew up in the air in a huge wheelie and he fell off backwards landing on his back.'
    A review of the high-tech Swind EB-01 bike called it ‘the fastest electric bike on earth’ which they said was perfect for ‘thrill-seekers’, reports The Mirror.
    The 2018 review in Wallpaper Magazine added that 'the EB-01 has an official top speed of 60mph. With a bit of tuning and tinkering, says its designer RaphaŽl Caillť, it could go as fast as 80.'

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    Power: The Swind EB-01 is said to have an official top speed of 60mph but able to go up to 80mph with 'a little tinkering (stock image of the electric bike)


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    Accident: Cowell, 60, underwent surgery to insert a metal rod into his spine Saturday night after falling from his new electric bike. Pictured in April with girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 43

    While a description on the company's site said: ‘Delivering a staggering 15kW of electric power, this is the most technically advanced and powerful electric bicycle on the market.
    They added that the bike’s ‘scintillating power can be delivered in three modes low, high and boost’ and explained that it had a 1.75 kw.h lithium-ion power pack with intra-cell forced air cooling.
    It had earlier been reported that Cowell came very close to being paralysed in the fall which happened in the courtyard of his home in the presence of his son Eric, six, and stepson Adam, 14.
    It's believed his girlfriend and mother of his son Eric, Lauren Silverman, 43, had been able to visit him in the hospital.
    A friend of the family told MailOnline that Cowell was in 'shock and massive amounts of pain' after the accident.

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    Seriously. Buy a motorcycle if you want to ride 80 mph. And then wear appropriate clothes! I see so many people with electic bikes that will almost be as fast as I am with my vespa, but they're not even wearing a helmet. What's wrong with you? And don't get me started about knowing the basic rules of driving on a street. I really don't think they have to pass a test to drive on a street,at least here where I live. Because it's concidered a bicycle.
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    He's going to be feeling that for the rest of his life.
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