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Simon Cowell was taken to hospital after he was involved in an accident on his electric bike.
Cowell, 62, is reported to have been sent flying over the handlebars and crashed down to the ground near his home in West London last Thursday evening.
A source told The Mirror: "Simon was on the e-bike with his electric motor on, when the bike slipped on a wet patch.
“He went flying over the handlebars into the middle of the road and is lucky to be alive as he wasn’t wearing a helmet.
"There was blood pouring from his face but luckily he managed to get some help from passersby.
"He was taken to hospital and X-rays showed he broke his arm.
"He has his arm in a yellow cast and is on the mend now but will need to rest."
Another source told the Sun, Cowell was ‘lucky to be alive’ after the incident, adding that the bike’s ‘wheels went from under him’.
The source added: "Despite this being his second great escape, Simon insists he’s not ditching the bike — but he will start wearing a helmet."
Cowell was taken to hospital but was released a short while later to rest up at home.
In images published in the Sun, the Britain’s Got Talent judge can be seen smiling for cameras with a bright yellow cast on his arm, which appeared to have already been signed by his young son Eric.
This latest accident comes less than two-years after a similar incident in the US that left him with a broken back.
In August 2020, Cowell was trying out a new e-bike in the back garden of his LA home when he lost control and was thrown off.
The incident left him requiring six hours of surgery and a metal rod had to be inserted into his back.
Speaking afterwards he said: “Sometimes we get a reminder that we’re not invincible and this was certainly mine. It was a huge shock.”
However, it certainly didn’t put him off bikes and he’s previously revealed he does ‘ten miles’ a day.
He told ExtraTV: “My most creative time is now when I cycle, because I cycle even though it's an e-bike. I still got to pedal and I do about ten miles a day… even though I had an accident on one.
“That was more an electric motorbike - these are called pedal-assist bikes and they're brilliant.”
Topics: Simon Cowell