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Simon Cowell has surgery for broken back after bike accident

Simon Cowell Back Injury
Posted at 10:58 PM, Aug 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-09 23:32:56-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Simon Cowell is recovering after having surgery to repair a broken back. His injuries were the result of a weekend electric bicycle accident. A spokesperson says Cowell was testing the new bike at his Malibu home in California when he took a fall. The spokesperson said the entertainment mogul was “doing fine” after the surgery. Cowell's injuries required placement of a metal rod in his back. Cowell created “America's Got Talent” and serves as a judge on the show. He has also been the judge on “Britain's Got Talent,” “The X Factor” and “American Idol.” This season's first live episodes of NBC's “America's Got Talent” will air Tuesday and Wednesday without Cowell.