Simon Cowell was involved in a fatal bike accident that may cost him the latest deal he signed.
Cowell, best known for hit shows The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, is spending lockdown in the US, where he now lives.
Simon Cowell was expected to appear as a judge in the live shows of the latest series of America’s Got Talent, which is scheduled to begin in the US next week.
But following his bike accident, Cowell might miss out on the latest series of America’s Got Talent, therefore losing a huge deal.
Last month, the tycoon signed a deal with Sony Music Entertainment giving his company, Syco Entertainment, ownership of all the international versions of The X Factor and Got Talent programmes.
The Got Talent format airs in 76 markets, while The X Factor is broadcast in more than 130 territories.
The 60-year-old music and business icon was reportedly testing his new electric bike at home in Malibu when he fell the new electric.
Simon Cowell has broken his back after falling off his new electric bike in the courtyard of his Los Angeles home.
According to the spokeswoman of Simon Cowell, the music mogul was taken to hospital and is undergoing surgery.
“He’s doing fine, he’s under observation and is in the best possible hands,” she said earlier.
“Simon has broken his back and is having surgery this evening,” his spokeswoman confirmed, soon after his arrival at the hospital. The surgery began on Saturday evening Los Angeles time.
Cowell, who has a six-year-old son Eric with his partner Lauren Silverman, was reportedly testing his new bike when the accident occurred.
Simon Cowell had a previous fall in 2017 when he fell down the stairs at his London home.
“Sometimes we get a reminder that we’re not invincible and this was certainly mine,” he told the Sun newspaper at the time. “It was a huge shock.”
“They think I fainted because I had low blood pressure and so I have got to really take good care of myself to sort that out,” he said.
“After all, I am a dad and have more responsibility than ever.”