It’s been about six weeks since Simon Cowell fell off an electric bike in the courtyard of his Malibu home. He broke three vertebrae in his back and had to undergo a six-hour surgery to have a metal rod placed. He has since been on the mend, leaving questions looming about when he will return to television judging ‘AGT’ and ‘BGT.’ Now, we may finally have some answers.
Simon Cowell Is Returning To ‘AGT’ Finale
After the bike accident, Simon was absent from tapings. Guest judges Kelly Clarkson and Keenan Thompson were brought in to fill his seat on the panel for two weeks. But still, everyone had hope that Simon would be back at some point. Reports were swirling that his recovery was going well and that he was already back up on his feet. However, there were also conflicting reports that Simon was downplaying his injuries which appeared to be more serious. The finale of America’s Got Talent has quickly approached and the other judges are finally spilling some tea about what we can expect for Simon’s return. “He is going to come to the finale, but do not tell anyone,” Heidi told The Mirror.
“I would not count out seeing Simon again before this season’s end,” Howie Mandel said. Well, the season’s end is here, so the time is now. Whether Simon will be appearing via video chat or in-person remains to be seen. Tapings for America’s Got Talent have been taking place at Universal Studios in California near Simon’s Malibu home. If you want to know the full story about Simon’s accident and all of the details, check out our video where we got through everything from the surgery to the recovery. Plus, we also speak about how Simon’s partner Lauren Silverman was handling the accident and tending to him.
Sources Close To Simon Also Gave Updates On His Health
‘BGT’ judge Amanda Holden spilled some of the details about Simon’s recovery during a Good Morning Britain appearance. “Well according to Lauren [Silverman], his lovely partner and a couple of our producers who recently spoke to him, he’s doing amazingly well” she said. “He’s up and about, he’s a workaholic as we know, so I know he’s taking phone calls, I know he’s had a lot to do with the show.” While on the “road to recovery,” Simon has abandoned his vegan diet and has gone back to eating meat. The Britain’s Got Talent judge was replaced by Diversity’s Ashley Banjo on the judging panel during his recovery. And while Amanda attests that Simon has been very involved in the show though not there physically, it has yet to be announced whether he will make a return to ‘BGT’ this season.
The ‘AGT’ finale will start on Tuesday with 10 acts vying to win the $1 million prize. Then on Wednesday, the live results show will take place where the winner will finally be crowned. More than likely, this is where Simon’s appearance will come into place. Definitely tune in to see him make his highly anticipated return to television.