Simon Cowell breaks his back after falling off electric scooter in Malibu

Simon Cowell has broken his back after falling off an electric bike.

The X Factor judge is having surgery in hospital.

A spokesman for the 60-year-old entertainer said:

“Simon has broken his back and will be having surgery this evening.”

“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.”

Ironically, Cowell has spent a year getting into shape after a health scare.

He revealed he’d dropped four waist sizes.

And, he’d shed even more weight during lockdown in Los Angeles.

He decided to get fit after he fell down the stairs at his London home in October 2017.

Cowell blamed his injuries on his unhealthy lifestyle where he “lived like a vampire”, staying awake until 8am every day.

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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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