PUBLISHED: 23:11, Sun, Aug 9, 2020 | UPDATED: 23:11, Sun, Aug 9, 2020
Amanda Holden, 49, shared a sweet snap of her with "dear friend" Simon Cowell today after the music mogul underwent surgery as a result of falling from his electric bike. Simon broke his back in several places while testing out his new bike on Saturday outside his Malibu mansion.
Amanda, who works closely with Simon on Britain's Got Talent, updated fans on his progress following six hours of surgery at Providence Saint John's hospital in Santa Monica.
Sharing a throwback photo of the pair, she wrote: "I've been thinking about my dear friend all day and luckily I'm able to say (with blessing) that he's had his operation and he's doing really well.
"Chris Lexi Hollie and me wish you a speedy recovery and send you, Lauren and Eric all our love," alongside a heart emoji.
The twosome have been close friends after Simon hired Amanda as a Britain's Got Talent judge back in 2007.
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Amanda Holden, 49, shared a sweet snap of her with "dear friend" Simon Cowell today (Image: WENN/ Amanda Holden Instagram)
Meanwhile, former American Idol colleague Paula Abdul also wished Simon a "speedy recovery".
She tweeted: "Keeping Simon Cowell in my heart and thoughts and praying for a speedy recovery."
Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan commented: "Sounds a very nasty accident.
"I wish Simon a successful operation and a full & speedy recovery."
Amanda, who works closely with Simon on Britain's Got Talent, updated fans on his progress (Image: WENN)
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