Amanda Holden has spoken out about how a text she got about Simon Cowell left her "sick". The Britain's Got Talent judge and her co-star Alesha Dixon addressed the "gut-wrenching time" in a new interview today.
I wanted him to be alive, but I also wanted him to be able to walk
The 49-year-old has detailed how she found out about her 60-year-old boss' "unexpected" health ordeal.
She was informed of what had happened "in the middle of the night" just last month.
The father-of-one broke his back after he fell off his new electric motorcycle in Malibu, California.
He was rushed to hospital, where he underwent back surgery through the night.
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Amanda Holden has recalled finding out about Simon Cowell's accident (Image: GETTY/WENN)
Amanda Holden with her Britain's Got Talent co-stars (Image: GETTY)
"I got a text in the middle of the night," Amanda stated. "I just felt physically sick.
"We didn't know how bad it was, just that he'd broken his back. I wanted him to be alive, but I also wanted him to be able to walk."
The radio host continued: "It was a gut-wrenching time. I mean, I joke about Simon being our great leader, but he is."
Alesha, 41, went on to