Simon Cowell talks about the life-altering events that happened.

Simon Cowell, a well-known TV personality, has struggled with his health on a number of occasions, most notably following two separate bicycle accidents in a two-year period.

During his appearance on the most recent episode of the Today Show with hosts Terry Crews, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, and his fellow America’s Got Talent judges, Simon spoke candidly about these incidents.

The 63-year-old celebrity, who had previously crashed his e-bike in Malibu in 2020, met a similar end while bicycling in London in the early years of 2022.


Simon was questioned about the profound effect that these mishaps had on his outlook on life during a promotional video for the upcoming 18th season of America’s Got Talent.

Regarding his physical condition prior to the catastrophes, he said, “I wasn’t in the best shape before the mishaps, so they were far from terrific, rather quite terrible.”. Up until the subsequent healing process, I was unaware of how unfit I was.

Then he recognized his continued enthusiasm for riding and said, “It was a revelation, a true god’s moment!” Simon said he believed these things happened for a reason. I’m not giving up on my bike, he cried, much to the delight of his fellow actors. These two-wheel marvels have completely captured my attention.


It was discovered that Simon most likely had a concussion and a fractured arm following the second incident, and he was immediately taken to the hospital. Though the second collision wasn’t as severe as the first, it still left him with a broken back and the need to wear a wrist brace for several weeks.

In response to these occurrences, Simon changed his lifestyle, focusing on Eric, his son who is nine years old. Simon was inspired by Lauren Silverman, his fiancée.

He spoke openly about how he dealt with the consequences of the e-bike injuries in an interview with The Sun in April of the previous year. Because of how bad he felt, he said, “When I fractured my back, I thought about going to therapy for the first time in my life.”.


I was miserable and found it difficult to tell Eric how I felt. I questioned whether I would ever be able to engage in physical activities with him once more, such as playing football or simply going for a walk.

Simon and Lauren welcomed Eric on February 14th of that year. The TV personality later claimed that his child had given him a great nickname as a result of the bike accidents.

When she got home after watching the episodes, Britain’s Got Talent judge said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight that she felt a little “embarrassed.”.

Simon now has metal rods and screws in his back as a result of the surgery, but he found solace in the fact that his child compared him to the well-known superhero Iron Man. Simon smiled as he recalled, “When I reunited with my family, Eric said, “Dad, you look like Iron Man. I grinned slyly and replied, “Yeah, I’m like Iron Man, indeed.”.

Since that time, Simon has gained the ability to laugh at his misfortunes, even making fun of his more serious initial injury, which occurred in June 2021 while he was working on the AGT set.


Terry, as inquisitive as ever, questioned Simon at a family-friendly tryout performance if he could see himself performing risky stunts like the father-son team performing a Shaolin Kung Fu routine.

Simon replied in jest, “After breaking my back, I got to the point where I would wander around the garden with Eric, thinking it was a great accomplishment. However, I was unable to question whether it was a good idea at the time.

The unbreakable spirit that drives Simon forward is demonstrated by the fortitude and introspection he has shown along the way. Despite the challenges caused by the bicycle accidents, he keeps living joyfully and maintains his love for riding, all the while finding humor in his experiences on the road.

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