Simon Cowell Hospitalised With Broken Back After E-Bicycle Fall

A spokesperson said Simon Cowell "will be having surgery this evening".

Simon Cowell has been hospitalised after falling off his bike.

The 60-year-old entertainment mogul was rushed to hospital on Saturday (Aug 8) when he fell from his new electric bicycle while taking it for a test drive at his house in Malibu, California.

Simon has suffered injuries to his back, but his representative has insisted he's "doing fine" and is currently "under observation" from medical staff.

The representative added to People magazine: "Simon had a fall from his bike on Saturday afternoon whilst testing his new electric bike in the courtyard at his house in Malibu with his family. He hurt his back and was taken to the hospital. He's doing fine, he's under observation and is in the best possible hands."

Tthe spokesperson later added, "Simon has broken his back and will be having surgery this evening."

The X-Factor boss recently revealed he shed a lot of weight through his new health regime, which consisted a diet of white meat, fruit, and vegetables.

He said: "I started this diet a year ago and I've lost 60 pounds."

Simon's been sticking to his diet whilst in lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, but says he's always tempted to slip into old habits when his six-year-old son Eric — whom he has with his girlfriend Lauren Silverman — has a pizza for dinner.

He added: "I'm doing a bit of cooking. I'm exercising. Funny enough, more during this time as well, sticking to the diet.

"The only difficult thing is when Eric orders a pizza  . . .  that's the number one thing I miss."

Meanwhile, Simon previously said he can't believe how good he looks since losing weight, as he managed to shave several inches from his waistline.

He said in January: "The most dramatic period was the first month where most of the weight comes off and you look at yourself and think 'wow'. I used to be 36 inch waist and now I've lost four inches. I'm really happy now.

"You can drink this light beer but you've got to be sensible about quantities. I have loads more energy and feel great.

"All I do is avoid just red meat — white meat is fine — and I eat loads of vegetables, salads and drink this great beer. I'm on a diet but it doesn't feel like it now because the food I eat is really healthy and I don't find it tedious. If it's boring you won't stick to it."— BANG

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