Simon Cowell rushed to hospital with broken back after falling off electric bike

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Simon Cowell has been rushed to hospital after falling off his bike in Malibu.

The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent boss, 60, broke his back after test driving an electric bike at his home in Malibu on Saturday 8 August.

Simon’s reps have confirmed the news as they 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.”

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“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 continued to People.

During lockdown Simon, who recently revealed the Father’s Day letter his son Eric wrote for him, has been spending time with girlfriend Lauren Silverman and their son Eric, six, as well as Lauren’s 14 year old son Adam from a previous relationship.

Speaking about his time in lockdown in May, he explained how his life has changed due to the pandemic.

He said: “We definitely have more family time together now. We watch movies in the evening, play together, read books, comics, everything.”

Simon also described how he is able to be stricter with his diet and exercise routine, after losing four stone recently, because of the extra time he has.

The dad of one explained: “I’m doing a bit of cooking. I’m exercising. Funny enough, more during this time as well, sticking to the diet.

“The only difficult thing is when Eric orders a pizza… That’s the number one thing I miss.”

Speaking about how he's been coping in isolation, the music mogul decided to share some tips to his many fans as he said: "Most importantly, occupy your mind. You have to stick to a routine.

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“Fortunately, with things like with Zoom, you stay in touch with the world, keep motivated, come up with ideas… I never get this time, normally.“

The doting dad, who recently slammed claims that his 42 year old partner Lauren accused him of “having an affair“ with Mel B, added: “I was concerned how [Eric] was going to cope with all of this. He has been absolutely amazing.

“He is still able to do schoolwork, and now we are camping on the weekends in the garden.”

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