Is Simon Cowell OK? Star 'lucky to be alive' after SECOND e-bike accident

Is Simon Cowell OK? Star 'lucky to be alive' after SECOND e-bike accident
Simon Cowell attends "America's Got Talent" Season 13 Finale Live Show at the Dolby Theatre on September 19, 2018, in Hollywood, California. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Simon Cowell doesn't seem to be getting on too well with e-bikes these days. The 62-year-old music mogul was involved in another crash in London, on January 27, 2022. Luckily, things don't appear to be too serious. He was released from the hospital the same day with his arm in a cast and told to rest. 

Back in August 2020, Cowell was involved in a deadly accident when he was riding his e-bike in Malibu, California. He ended up breaking his back and undergoing surgery as a result. He then advised fans on Twitter to "read the manual before you ride it". Luckily for him, he made a full recovery and got back on the bike, which can only be credited to his extremely great fitness levels, which Cowell hasn't been shy about showing off


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It appears he learned his lesson from last time and avoided the wheelies and stunts while riding near his West London home. So how did he crash? Here's what we know.

Simon Cowell arrives for the first X Factor auditions of 2016 on June 10, 2016, in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)

What happened to Simon Cowell?

"He was pedaling along, with his electric motor on, when the wheels suddenly went from under him after hitting a wet patch. He slipped and went flying over the handlebars into the middle of the road," a source told The Sun. It could have been far more serious, became Cowell reportedly didn't have a helmet. But thankfully, he was only riding at around 20 miles per hour, so it wasn't as bad as his first accident.

Reportedly "blood-soaked", Cowell was attended to by passersby, before paramedics arrived and took him to the hospital suspecting a concussion. "Stupidly, Simon wasn’t wearing a helmet, and blood was pouring from his face — he looked like something from Phantom of the Opera," the source said, adding, "Three kindly passers-by jumped into action, and stopped the traffic so he wouldn’t be run over."

At the hospital, X-rays revealed a broken arm, resulting in a massive cast from his wrist to his shoulder. It appears Cowell has learned his lesson, and insisted he would wear a helmet from now on, but was never ditching the bike. After vehemently refusing the last time, that should come as little surprise to his fans. 

Thankfully, Cowell reportedly finished filming 'Britain's Got Talent', but still has promos to shoot. So if you see promos for 'the show with Cowell in a shiny yellow cast, you know how that happened. Cowell's seven-year-old son Eric was reportedly responsible for the yellow color and has even drawn the family's two dogs Squiddly and Diddly on it as well. It's unclear how long Cowell will be in the cast, but you can bet the moment it's off, he'll be back on the bike.

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