The well-known TV personality Simon Cowell has had several health issues, notably after two separate bicycle accidents over two years.
Simon spoke openly about these events during his visit on the most recent broadcast of the Today Show with presenters Terry Crews, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, and his colleagues America’s Got Talent judges.
The 63-year-old celebrity, who had previously crashed his e-bike in Malibu in 2020, had a similar destiny when bicycling in London in the early years of 2022.
During a promotional piece for the forthcoming 18th season of America’s Got Talent, Simon was questioned on the significant impact of these mishaps on his perspective on life.
He said, “I wasn’t in the best shape before the mishaps, so they were far from terrific, rather quite terrible,” about his physical state before the catastrophes. I didn’t understand how unfit I was until during the ensuing healing procedure.
Then he said, “It was a revelation, a true god’ moment!” Simon recognized his ongoing enthusiasm for riding and said he thought these things occurred for a purpose. He cried out to the joy of his co-stars, “I’m not giving up on my bike. I’m utterly obsessed with these two-wheel marvels.
After the second incident, Simon was immediately taken to the hospital when it was determined that he most likely had a concussion and a fractured arm. Even while the second collision wasn’t as nasty as the first, it left him with a shattered back and the need to wear a wrist brace for many weeks.
Following these occurrences, Simon adopted a healthy lifestyle, particularly for his nine-year-old son, Eric. Simon was motivated by his fiancée Lauren Silverman.
In an interview with The Sun in April of the previous year, he openly discussed his experience coping with the fallout from the e-bike injuries. “When I fractured my back, I thought about going to therapy for the first time in my life because I was in such a terrible place,” he said.
Expressing my feelings to Eric was challenging, and I was miserable. I wondered whether I’d ever be able to participate in physical activities with him again, like playing football or just strolling.
On Valentine’s Day in 2014, Simon and Lauren welcomed Eric. The TV celebrity later claimed that after the bike accidents, his kid had created a great nickname for him.
Britain’s Got Talent judge said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight that she felt a little “embarrassed” following the episodes when she got home.
Due to the surgery, Simon now has metal rods and screws in his back, but he took comfort in the fact that his kid likened him to the well-known superhero Iron Man. Simon remembered with delight, “When I got back together with my family, Eric commented, ‘Dad, you look like Iron Man.’ ‘Yeah, I’m like Iron Man, indeed,’ I said with a sly grin.
Since then, Simon has been able to laugh at his misfortunes, even making light of his more original severe injury in June 2021 when he was working on the AGT set.