Simon Cowell nearly ‘paralysed’ in accident and now faces 'long road to ...

SIMON COWELL - former head judge on Britain's Got Talent - suffered a near-fatal fall from his electric motorcycle ten weeks ago, and friends have said that he now faces a lengthy recovery time.

PUBLISHED: 11:51, Sat, Oct 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 12:07, Sat, Oct 17, 2020

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Simon Cowell, 60, was testing a new electric bike when he was thrown off the vehicle and broke his back in three places. The X Factor judge later endured a painstaking six and a half hour operation to then fuse the breaks in his spine.

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It will be a long road

A source

Simon is said to have only been millimetres from being paralysed after the incident that saw him relinquish his head judgeship on Britain’s Got Talent to friend Amanda Holden.

The talent show was forced to conclude without him while he celebrated his 61st birthday at his £19 million Malibu mansion.

Since his accident there have been rumours that Simon is bed-bound and wearing a neck brace as he remains out of public view.

One report suggested that he has a full-time nurse and is a long way from recovery.

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simon cowell bike accident nearly paralysed recovery britains got talent news latest update Simon Cowell, 60, was testing a new electric bike when he was thrown off the vehicle (Image: GETTY)

simon cowell bike accident nearly paralysed recovery britains got talent news latest update Since his accident there have been rumours that Simon is bed-bound and wearing a neck brace as he remains out of public view (Image: GETTY)

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However, a friend has now confirmed: “It will be a long road before he is back on form again.

“It is all going to take a lot longer than expected as the breaks weren’t straightforward.

“He needs lots of physio and lots of time. He is doing very little work, so really following doctor’s orders.

Another source has said that the X Factor judge is still “building up strength” following surgery.

simon cowell bike accident nearly paralysed recovery britains got talent news latest update Another source has said that the X Factor judge is still “building up strength” following

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