Simon Cowell was rushed to hospital this weekend following an accident with his electric bike, it has been confirmed.
The X Factor boss was said to be trying out his new toy at his home in Malibu, California on Saturday when he fell off and injured his back.
A rep for the 60-year-old told People: ‘Simon has broken his back and will be having surgery this evening.
‘Simon had a fall from his bike on Saturday afternoon whilst testing his new electric bike in the courtyard at his house in Malibu with his family.’
They added: ‘He hurt his back and was taken to the hospital. He’s doing fine, he’s under observation and is in the best possible hands.’
Simon has been based in California during the coronavirus pandemic with his partner, Lauren Silverman, their son Eric, six, and Lauren’s 14-year-old son Adam from a previous relationship.
However, he might not be there for long with reports claiming the TV star wants to sell his £18 million LA mansion for a ‘quieter life’ away from Hollywood’s hustle and bustle.