Simon Phillips Cowell, 61 is a household name. He is known for his role as a judge on popular American television talent competition series American Idol and yet another big name America’s Got Talent. He is a recognized English TV figure. He has also worked as an entertainment management, record executive, talent scout, consultant, and entrepreneur. He is a founder and chief executive of SYCO a British Entertainment Company. You name it, and he has done it. He has been a judge on so many reality shows that it’s hard to imagine a show without associating him with it. He has been on British television talent competition series Pop Idol (2001–2003), Britain’s Got Talent (2007–present), and The X Factor UK (2004–2010, 2014–present). He has been in news, quite often for his blunt comments and remarks on performances of the contestants.
HOW DID COWELL HURT HIMSELF?
Simon Cowell had to appear as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent, but due to his back injury, he had to drop out. He was replaced by Ashley Banjo because of this whole situation. Simon hurt his back in his Malibu mansion on August 8, by falling from his electric bike. and that affected his schedule. After this, he was hospitalized, because he had hurt his back in three places. Following this accident, he wasn’t able to appear in AGT’s live shows. He has been on strong painkillers since then and needs to wear a brace to support his back. Cowell has not been in the public since August 24. There is no photograph of him gone public, since. He had briefly taken swimming and even quit his vegetarian diet to regain his strength. He is not using his phone currently but is in touch with his family and friends via his iPad.
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ABOUT SIMON COWELL’S APPEARANCE ON BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT
Will Simon appear in Britain’s Got Talent?
This question stems from the curiosity of fans who can’t stand his absence from TV. Seems like his injury was very brutal because reportedly Cowell has been assigned a bed rest of six more months for speeding his recovery after his back surgery. This does not speed if you ask his fans. But one can only hope that he gets better soon. He will stay at his home in Malibu with a full-time nurse. His condition is far from well, and he won’t be able to return to the UK until next spring. He cannot even record a message for Britain’s Got Talent finale this weekend. The surgery had been a set of complicated events. They had to fuse his two vertebrae which sounds way easier than it actually is in practice. During this stressful time, he, fortunately, has a great company. He has his long time girlfriend Lauren Silverman and their 6-year-old son Eric by his side.