After undergoing back surgery due to an electric trail bike accident Simon Cowell will be replaced by Kelly Clarkson on ‘America’s Got Talent’.
Simon Cowell is currently recovering from breaking his back in several places after falling off his new electric trail bike that he tested out this past weekend, he underwent six hours of surgery to insert a metal rod into his spine on Saturday night.
Simon is now said to be healing well as he has been attempting to walk again and even taking work calls.
A source close to the family told MailOnline: “[Simon is] in good spirits and knows he had a lucky escape and that this could have been worse.”
“He’s doing really well considering everything. He’s been walking around already, obviously, he has to be careful.” – The source added.
Simon’s ex Terri Seymour told ExtraTV: “He’s on his iPad, making phone calls, working. He actually just took a few steps.”
Terri added: “[The impact of the fall] was one centimeter away from his spinal cord, that is true. It’s bad and he is in agony. It could have been so much worse.”
Simon took to social media to post about his electric trail bike accident and to thank everyone for the support as well as the doctors and nurses involved, he captioned his post: “Some good advice…If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time. I have broken part of my back.”
“Thank you to everyone for your kind messages. And a massive thank you to all the nurses and doctors. Some of the nicest people I have ever met. Stay safe everyone. Simon.” – He added. –
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Some good advice… If you buy an electric trail bike,read the manual before you ride it for the first time. I have broken part of my back. Thank you to everyone for your kind messages. And a massive thank you to all the nurses and doctors. Some of the nicest people I have ever met. Stay safe everyone Simon.
Kelly Clarkson also took to social media to announce that Simon will be replaced by her on America’s Got Talent while he fully recovers. She will fill in for him alongside the regular judges Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara, and Howie Mandel.
In her post, she captioned it: “URGENT MEMO…. from yours truly!” The ‘urgent memo’ read as follows: “My friend Simon Cowell is doing much better now but was in an accident and won’t be able to make Tuesday and Wednesday’s live shows for AGT, but no worries America someone far wise and cooler, and hotter, is taking his seat!”
“The unbelievably amazing Kelly Clarkson! You’re welcome in advance.” – she added.
Kelly Clarkson launched her singing career as one of the contestants on the first series of ‘American Idol’ in 2002 and she has also been a coach on ‘The Voice’, so she knows a thing or two about these types of shows.
So this year will see Simon replaced by Kelly and he will have to make do with watching the semi-finals of his talent show from home, he will be dearly missed but at least he is on the mend and the show is still in capable hands.