X Factor boss Simon Cowell, 60, has broken his silence after he was rushed to hospital on Sunday following suffering a broken back during a serious accident. He crashed his electric bike crash in Malibu and underwent a gruelling six hours of surgery where he “narrowly avoided paralysis”.
Taking to Twitter in the early hours of this morning, the Britain’s Got Talent judge surprised fans by addressing his injury so soon after it happened.
“Some good advice…” he began.
“If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time. I have broken part of my back.
He added: “Thank you to everyone for your kind messages.”
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A source also told The Mirror: “I spoke to him before the surgery and he was in incredible, ridiculous amounts of pain and also in shock.
“His back was broken in several places, but he is actually very lucky. He fell flat on his back and the doctors say the impact missed his spinal cord by about a centimetre and it could have been a lot, lot more serious.”
They explained he was in surgery for “six hours” and they had to put a “metal rod” in his back and “fix a number of things”.
They continued: “He is recovering in hospital now and we expect him to be there for a few days and then he will take things from there.
“It is too early to say when he will be back on TV.”