Simon Cowell, a well-known TV personality, has experienced a number of health problems, particularly following two separate bicycle accidents in a two-year period.
During his appearance on the most recent Today Show episode, Simon opened up about these incidents with Terry Crews, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, and the other judges from America’s Got Talent.
The 63-year-old famous person, who had previously wrecked his e-bike in Malibu in 2020, met a similar end when bicycling in London at the beginning of 2022.
Simon was transported to the hospital right away after the second occurrence since it was discovered that he most likely had a concussion and a broken arm. He had a broken back and had to wear a wrist brace for several weeks despite the fact that the second crash wasn’t as severe as the first.
In response to these events, Simon changed his lifestyle, focusing on Eric, his son who is nine years old. Lauren Silverman, Simon’s fiancée, served as his inspiration.
He publicly recounted his experience dealing with the consequences from the e-bike injuries in an interview with The Sun in April of the previous year. “When I fractured my back, I thought about going to therapy for the first time in my life because I was in such a terrible place,” he recalled.
It was difficult for me to tell Eric how I felt, and I was miserable. I questioned whether I would ever be able to engage in physical activities with him once more, such as playing football or even going on a walk.
In 2014, Simon and Lauren welcomed Eric on Valentine’s Day. The TV personality then said that his child had given him a terrific nickname as a result of the bike accidents.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Britain’s went Talent judge admitted that she felt a little “embarrassed” after the shows when she went home.
Simon found solace in the fact that his child compared him to the well-known superhero Iron Man despite the fact that he now had metal rods and screws in his back as a result of the surgery. Simon recalled with joy, “When I reunited with my family, Eric said, ‘Dad, you look like Iron Man.’ Yes, I am like Iron Man, I slyly grin, responding.
Since that time, Simon has gained the ability to laugh at his misfortunes and has even downplayed his more serious initial injury, which occurred in June 2021 when he was working on the AGT set.
Terry, ever the enquirer, asked Simon at a family-friendly tryout if he could imagine himself attempting risky feats like the father-son pair performing a Shaolin Kung Fu routine.
After fracturing his back, Simon joked to the two of them, “I got to the point where I would go about the garden with Eric, believing it was a tremendous accomplishment. While doing it, I was unable to consider, “Maybe not such a great idea! ”
Simon’s courageous and introspective journey shows the unshakable spirit that drives him on. Despite the challenges caused by the bicycle accidents, he keeps living joyfully and maintains his love for riding, all the while finding humor in his experiences on the road.