Simon Cowell Breaks Back in Fall at Malibu Home

MALIBU (CNS) - Music mogul Simon Cowell was hospitalized today after falling off an electric bicycle at his Malibu home and suffering a broken back.

Cowell, 60, was testing a new electric bike, a representative told People Magazine.

"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,'' the rep told the magazine.

"Simon had surgery overnight and is doing OK this morning,'' a source elaborated to People on Sunday. "It was a five-hour surgery and he has had to have a number of fusions and metal rod put into his back. He landed on his back when he fell from the bike. The injuries are bad but he's also been told he was lucky.''

Cowell had been scheduled to appear on Tuesday's live taping of "America's Got Talent'' -- the show's first in months after being shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic -- but his status for that broadcast was unclear Sunday.

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