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Simon Cowell has surgery for broken back after bike accident

Simon Cowell has surgery for broken back after bike accident
Posted at 5:08 AM, Aug 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-10 07:24:48-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Simon Cowell is recovering after having surgery to repair a broken back.

His injuries were the result of a weekend electric bicycle accident. A spokesperson says Cowell was testing the new bike at his Malibu home in California when he took a fall.

The spokesperson said the entertainment mogul was “doing fine” after the surgery.

Cowell's injuries required placement of a metal rod in his back. Cowell created “America's Got Talent” and serves as a judge on the show.

He has also been the judge on “Britain's Got Talent,” “The X Factor” and “American Idol.” This season's first live episodes of NBC's “America's Got Talent” will air Tuesday and Wednesday without Cowell.