Simon Cowell was undergoing back surgery on Saturday night after a very bad bike accident, Page Six is told.
The “America’s Got Talent” star, 60, was rushed to hospital following the crash at his home in Malibu, California.
He was testing a new electric bike in the courtyard of his home when the accident occurred, sources said.
“Simon has broken his back and will be having surgery this evening,” a rep for Cowell confirmed on Saturday night.
“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,” the rep added.
Cowell has spent lockdown with his girlfriend Lauren Silverman and their 6-year-old son Eric, as well as her 14-year-old son Adam from a previous relationship.
He turned to biking after embracing a get-fit regimen that saw him lose 60 pounds over the past few years.
He recently told Extra: “I think I have dropped, since I started this diet a year ago, 60 pounds.”
The music mogul said being on lockdown has made sticking to his healthy lifestyle much easier, except for the temptations brought on by Eric.
“I’m doing a bit of cooking. I’m exercising. Funny enough, more during this time as well, sticking to the diet,” he said.
SOURCE: Page Six – Sara Nathan