Simon Cowell, the 63-year-old TV celebrity and judge of America’s Got Talent, recently discussed how two bike accidents in recent years have had a significant impact on his life. During an appearance on the Today Show, Simon shared his experiences with hosts Terry Crews, Howie Mandel, and Heidi Klum.
In 2020, Simon fell off his e-bike in Malibu, followed by a similar incident in London in early 2022. The accidents left him with injuries such as a broken arm, a fractured back, and a concussion. Despite these setbacks, Simon remains determined to continue riding his bike.
“But I was so unfit before the accident,” Simon admitted. “So it wasn’t terrific, just terrible. And it wasn’t until I had to undertake all the follow-up work that I realized how unfit I was.” He recognized that the accidents happened for a reason and has become more committed to his health.
Simon’s fiancee, Lauren Silverman, played a crucial role in inspiring him to adopt a healthier lifestyle following the accidents. With their nine-year-old son Eric in mind, Simon felt the need to make positive changes.
“When I fractured my back, I considered therapy for the first time because I was very, very, very low,” Simon revealed in an interview with The Sun. “Because I didn’t know how to express it to Eric, I felt quite depressed. I wasn’t sure if I would ever be able to play football with him or walk again.”
Despite the challenges, Simon has found strength and support from his loved ones. He recalled a heartwarming moment when Eric called him “Iron Man” after he returned home with metal rods and screws in his back. Simon now embraces his new nickname with humor and optimism.
Throughout his recovery, Simon has been able to find joy in his mishaps, even making light-hearted jokes about them. During an episode of AGT, Terry asked Simon if he could see himself performing a risky act with Eric. Simon jokingly replied, “I sort of got to the point after I fractured my back where I’m going around the garden with him, and I think it’s a huge deal. And while I do so, I think, ‘Maybe not so great!’”
Simon’s resilience and determination serve as an inspiration to us all. Despite the challenges he has faced, he continues to push forward and find humor in the situation. Through his story, we are reminded of the importance of staying positive and appreciating the support of loved ones during difficult times.