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Simon Cowell Shares an Update on His Recovery After Last Year’s Bike Accident

Simon Cowell is luckily doing much better.

In a new interview, the 61-year-old America’s Got Talent judge update shared an update on his recovery after breaking his back in bike accident last year.

“The first four weeks were the hardest,” Simon recalled to Entertainment Tonight. “Because you feel kind of helpless, and it was the first time in my life I’ve ever felt helpless…Then you’re bored and frustrated, and I was in so much pain, if I’m being honest with you.”

Back in August, Simon underwent a six-hour spinal surgery after breaking his back in a bike accident.

After several months on bed rest, Simon was able to travel to Barbados to celebrate the holidays with his family. While going shirtless at the beach, Simon showed off the scar on his back from surgery.

“Just like the doctor said, you hit this kinda seven, eight-week mark, and it’s like it never happened. I mean, literally like that, so there were a lot of pluses,” Simon said while discussing his post-op. “And I didn’t catch COVID, so I was lucky.”

Simon also said after the surgery, he started focusing more on being healthy and treating his body better than before the accident.

“I’m healthier now than I was a year ago because of this back injury. One of the things you’ve got do is so much exercise, to kind of, like, heal,” Simon explained. “So I have to walk, like, five, 10 miles a day, so I actually feel better than I did a year ago.”

Simon also credited longtime girlfriend Lauren Silverman and their son Eric, 7, for keeping up his spirits when he recovering.

“I never would’ve had this kinda time with Eric before,” Simon gushed. “He was amazing, because I was very embarrassed when I got home from the hospital… And he came in, because I’ve got all these metal rods in my back and screws and he went, ‘Dad, you look like Iron Man.’ And I went, ‘Yeah, I’m like Iron Man, yeah.”

We’re glad to hear Simon is doing much better!