During tonight’s premiere of America’s Got Talent season 17 fans couldn’t help but notice Simon Cowell’s hand looked pretty much like it was in a cast. That’s because Simon has been involved in two fairly serious bike accidents within a few years of each other. One of those accidents resulted in him breaking his hand. The other resulted in him breaking his back.
A source told The Sun that Simon injured his arm on January 24 while riding his electric bike near his London home. They went on to say that the wheels of his bicycle unexpectedly slipped after he ran over a puddle, sending him flying over the handlebars. Thankfully, three compassionate bystanders stepped right in to halt traffic so he wouldn’t be run over. Then they rushed him to the hospital where he received an X-ray and was released that evening with his arm in a yellow cast up to his shoulder.
The source said that Simon was “lucky to be alive” because he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. Luckily he didn’t break his head or any other bones and he is expected to be fully recovered for the start of filming on AGT this summer. Despite his injuries, the music mogul is still juggling his work schedule with his family life. He recently revealed that his girlfriend Lauren and their children have been his “rock” during the pandemic and their busy lives.