The X-factor Judge Simon Cowell was riding a powerful electric bike dubbed “the fastest on earth” when he broke his back, according to The Mirror
Cowell is thought to have recently bought the vehicle and hinted that he may have underestimated the power of the bike.
Speaking on Twitter after breaking his back in several places, he said: “Some good advice… If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time. I have broken part of my back.
“Thank you to everyone for your kind messages. And a massive thank you to all the nurses and doctors. Some of the nicest people I have ever met. Stay safe everyone.”
The Mirror told yesterday how Cowell fell off the bike at home in Malibu on Saturday.
He narrowly missed breaking his spinal cord “by a centimetre” which would may have meant he was paralysed but still had to endure six hours of surgery.
The fall was serious as his back was broken in three places and he required a metal rod put in to fix it during his operation.
He is now resting but is expected back on TV next month for the final stages of America’s Got Talent and Britain’s Got Talent.