Simon Cowell has made a marvelous recovery from his serious back injury. Fans of the media mogul will remember how he fell off his electric bike and had to undergo surgery which lasted several hours.
Now, Cowell is back on track following an impressive workout routine. But at the same time, followers of his have been left worried by of his latest idea.
Last week, Cowell was spotted back on another electric bike – and now he’s explained why.
Simon Cowell’s family are living their best life in California. But at the same time, the media mogul has endured several health problems over the past few years, the last of which was a very serious matter.
In October of 2017, Simon was rushed to hospital after fainting and falling down the stairs. His representative described it as “a scary morning”, and it was later determined that the fall was due to low blood pressure.
Simon Cowell – health problems
Following the accident, he met with a doctor who told him he had to change his diet and not consume red meat, wheat, dairy, gluten or sugar.
“I’m thinking, what about alcohol? That’s all I care about,” Cowell recalled in an interview with Extra. “And he said, ‘Maybe not quite as much as you had before’.”
Within 24 hours of meeting the doctor, Cowell had adapted to his new diet. It wasn’t as hard as he thought, and it has had a huge impact on his life.
Simon Cowell’s undergone an incredible health journey over the last couple of years. And the result is nothing less than incredible!
In just 12 months, Simon’s lost 56 pounds. And the COVID-19 pandemic – and its accompanying lockdown – hasn’t given him any excuse to pile the weight on again.
“I think I have dropped, since I started this diet a year ago, 60 pounds. I’m doing a bit of cooking. I’m exercising,” he told Extra, according to Hello Magazine. “Funny enough, more during this time as well, sticking to the diet.”
Serious bike accident
In short, Simon Cowell’s been doing great with his incredible health journey. However, last year, the music mogul was involved in a serious accident.
Cowell fell off of his electric bike in the courtyard of his home in Malibu, California and was taken to the hospital. He had to undergo surgery to repair a broken back.
Fortunately, it was announced he was “doing” fine following the six-hour surgery, which included placement of a metal rod. Things really could’ve turned out way worse than they did.
As it was, his injuries forced him to miss the beginning of the live shows in that season’s America’s Got Talent.
“Some good advice… If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time,” Cowell wrote on Twitter, thanking fans and friends for their “kind messages.”
Even though his message seemed calming for his fans, things weren’t exactly all as smooth as he let on.
“I knew I’d broken my back”
Speaking with ExtraTV, Cowell explained that he was shocked once he saw the X-ray.
“I knew I’d broken my back the minute I landed. It was really, really kind of sudden and it hurt,” he said. “It could have been a lot worse. When I saw the X-ray, I really nearly could have smashed my spine to pieces, so I literally wouldn’t have been able to walk.”
Doctors told him that he should lie down and rest, and he knew that he wasn’t supposed to move. However, Cowell did the opposite.
According to a People source, he was walking around just two days after his surgery.
“I was thinking, ‘I’ve got to get back into the house because I can’t lie there’, and made myself kind of get carried into my bedroom, which is right there at the beginning of the house, and I’m lying there and I’m kind of passing out… It was surreal,” he said.
Simon Cowell was said to have been testing the new electric bike with son Eric at the time of the accident. The hardest part for him was recovering from his injuries at home, which he thought was embarrassing to do in front of his son.
Simon Cowell’s recovery
“I was so embarrassed about coming home looking about 100 because I couldn’t walk, and I have these metal rods in my back and these screws,” Cowell explained.
“I said, ‘Lauren, I just don’t know how to explain it to Eric.’ She obviously said something to him because he came in and I was lying in bed and he said, ‘Daddy, you’re like Ironman,’ and I thought that was the sweetest thing and it meant a lot.”
Recovering from the accident has taken some time. However, it also has shown us all that Cowell is very determined, doing all he can to get back to normal.
And he’s done it in a very impressive way.
According to Daily Mail, Simon has been walking over 40 miles each week to help him recover from his injury. He holds business meetings every morning, and walks for several hours each day. The music mogul sure is doing all he can to return to normal, and others have been left impressed.
“Cowell hasn’t worn trainers as much as he does now for over 20 years,” a source told Daily Mail.
“He feels fitter than ever before and is keeping to a normal routine rather than being on the phone until into the early hours of the morning,” the source said.
Back on the bike
Now, Simon Cowell’s injury is pretty much all healed. You’d think he might be scared to go on a bike or do anything where he could potentially hurt himself again following such a serious accident. But no, Simon is different.
Last week, as reported by TMZ, Cowell was spotted driving another electric bike. According to Cowell, though, this one wasn’t even close of being in the same league as the one he got injured on.
“First of all, I bought a crazy, crazy bike,” Simon told TMZ. ”Even though [the bike he had his accident on] had pedals on, this is not what I would call an electric bike.
“The one I had was basically a motorcycle with an electric engine when you have to wear a proper crash helmet, leathers. This thing was nuts,” he added. “I didn’t know how powerful it was before I got on it. And I fly 6-8 feet in the air and landed on my spine.”
Simon will soon be back working as well. The Sun reports that he’s set to start filming the new season of America’s Got Talent soon.
“Simon can’t wait to get back to doing what he loves. He’s been focused on his return for months,” a source told the news outlet.
“Don’t get what I had before”
Even so, the electric bike accident – after which he had to undergo a six-hour surgery – seems to following him around still to this day. Cowell told TMZ that he went out to by some magazines last week – and the first one he picked up was a bike magazine.
On the cover? The electric bike he fell off of.
“I would say to everyone who’s buying an electric bike; buy one where you have to pedal, don’t get what I had before,” Simon told TMZ.
Afer a successful career, Simon has transformed into a multi-millionaire, and his work is more than impressive. His talent shows, including X Factor and America’s Got Talent, have generated huge amounts of money, and his record companies have also done well.
Made $36 million in one year
According to CNN, Simon made a staggering $36 million dollars in 2008 alone. According to Celebritynetworth.com, the media mogul earned $45 million in 2017, and the year after $41 million. In 2020, Simon Cowell bagged more than $50 million.
In total, Simon has a net worth of roughly $600 million. He donates a portion of his money every year to different organizations. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he donated $1.5 million to Feeding America and Feeding Britain.
More recently, Cowell received criticism from experts for his many botox injections over the years.
In 2019, plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn actually called out Simon for doing to many injections.
“I think he’s had some bad Botox. If Botox is injected too far out on the side of the forehead, it can cause the forehead and eyebrows to droop,” he said.
Simon Cowell – Botox criticism
The media mogul himself has admitted to doing injections – and actually, maybe too many. The Botox actually “added 10 years” to his television career, he says, which has been majorly successful.
“Hopefully I look better now — I probably did have a little too much Botox a couple of years ago, because everyone on TV has it,” he said, according to Hello Magazine.
“Now I have facials, but nothing too extravagant at the moment. I have a girl who comes here and does a great face massage — it’s very relaxing. I also had a sheep placenta facial once, which was quite out there.”
We are very happy to see that Simon Cowell has recovered from his serious injury. Hopefully, he will be able to ride his, less dangerous, electric bike alongside his son Eric for many years to come!
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