Several of Simon Cowell’s health problems stem from two separate bicycle accidents that occurred over the course of two years.
During Simon’s recent appearance on the Today Show, he and his other judges from America’s Got Talent discussed these incidents freely.
Terry Crews, Howie Mandel, and Heidi Klum served as hosts.
After falling off his e-bike in Malibu in 2020, the 63-year-old star met the same fate while pedaling around London in early 2022.
In a promotional article for the upcoming 18th season of America’s Got Talent, Simon was asked how these setbacks had altered his outlook on life.
When asked about his health before the disasters, he stated, “wasn’t in the best shape before the mishaps, so they were far from terrific, rather quite terrible.” It wasn’t until the recovery process that I realized how unfit I really was.
And then he said, “It was a revelation, a true god’ moment!” Simon saw his unwavering zeal for riding and remarked that he believed everything happened for a reason.
He exclaimed, “I’m not giving up on my bike,” much to the delight of his fellow actors. I can’t get enough of these amazing inventions.
Simon was sent to the hospital after the second incident, when doctors diagnosed him with a concussion and a shattered arm.
The second crash wasn’t as severe as the first, but it nevertheless caused him to break his back and require him to wear a wrist brace for several months.
Simon took up a healthier lifestyle after these events, especially for the sake of his nine-year-old son, Eric. Lauren Silverman, Simon’s fiancee, served as an inspiration.
He talked about dealing with the aftermath of his e-bike accident in an interview with The Sun in April of last year.
He remarked, “I was in such a terrible place when I fractured my back that I considered going to therapy for the first time in my life.”
It was difficult for me to tell Eric how I felt, and I was miserable as a result. I questioned when I would be able to resume doing things like playing football and going for walks with him.
Simon and Lauren had their son Eric on February 14th, 2014. The TV star later claimed that his kid had come up with a hilarious new moniker for him in the wake of his bike mishaps.
The judge of Britain’s Got Talent admitted to feeling “embarrassed” after watching the episodes at home in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.
Simon’s back is held together with metal rods and screws after surgery, but he found solace in the fact that his child compared him to the famous superhero Iron Man.
Simon recalled with pride, “When I reunited with my family, Eric said, ‘Dad, you look like Iron Man.'” “Yeah, I’m like Iron Man, indeed,” I grinned.Image source: Wikimedia
Since then, Simon has been able to laugh off his setbacks with ease, even making light of the original, more severe injuries he sustained while working on the AGT set in June 2021.
Terry, ever inquisitive, asked Simon, during a trial run of a family-friendly Shaolin Kung Fu act, if he could ever picture himself executing such dangerous stunts.
Simon joked back to the pair, “After hurting my back, I got to the point where I would go around the garden with Eric, believing it was a fantastic accomplishment. Nonetheless, I couldn’t stop myself from doing it without thinking, “Maybe not such a great idea!”
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Simon’s journey of strength and introspection is proof of the indomitable will that drives him forward.
Despite the challenges brought on by the bicycle accidents, he continues to live enthusiastically and maintain his enthusiasm for cycling, all the while finding humor in his adventures along the way.
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