Simon Cowell walking 10k steps a day as he recovers from bike crash
Last Modified: Oct 12, 2020
Simon Cowell is having daily physio sessions and walking 10,000 steps a day, friends say. He is recovering from a bike crash that saw him nearly paralyzed.
The TV star has been resting with his girlfriend Lauren Silverman and son Eric at his Malibu home. A source close to the 61-year-old TV personality denied reports that he was set to be bedridden for months on end.
His Britain’s Got Talent’s co-star Amanda Holden said this week that he’s getting around-the-clock care, adding: “He’s doing well. I keep in touch with Lauren every week. His will and determination to get himself better is inspiring.”
According to PageSix Cowell has already been out of his back brace and is “having little or no visitors due to COVID, but he’s doing 10,000 steps a day and swimming regularly.”
“It’s become an ongoing joke that Lauren has to run to keep up with him” the outlet added.
Simon Cowell broke his back in three places while showing off his new $20,000 high-powered e-bike to his 6-year-old son Eric, and 14-year-old stepson, Adam, outside his Malibu compound in August. He was coming within an inch of cutting his spine and facing possible paralysis.
After undergoing six-hour surgery, he tweeted, “Some good advice . . . If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time.”
As he was recovering he has been forced to miss America’s Got Talent but viewers were left disappointed in the UK after he did not make an appearance in the BGT finale, as fans had expected.
Doctors told Simon Cowell it was too early to return to work.