Simon Cowell Seen On Yacht With Large Scar From Freak Bike Accident
Got Talent judge Simon Cowell was recently photographed by paparazzi enjoying some time on his yacht in Barbados. Most notably, the snaps captured the scar on Simon’s back from last year’s bike accident.
The 61-year-old underwent surgery for his back injury and was off television for several months while he recovered. It looks like things may be getting back to normal for him this year.
Paparazzi Snap Simon Cowell’s Back Scar
Last August, while riding an electric bike at his Malibu home, Simon Cowell broke his back in several places. He reportedly underwent a six-hour surgery to repair the damage and had a metal rod put into his back.
Shortly before the new year, paparazzi captured photos of Simon on his yacht. The music mogul is shirtless, and a long vertical scar can be seen running along his spine, presumably from the surgery.
For more information about Simon Cowell’s bike accident, check out Talent Recap’s video below. It covers everything from Simon’s love of bicycles to details about how his accident could have been much, much worse.
Will Simon Be Back On ‘Got Talent’ This Year?
This isn’t Simon’s first outing since recovering from surgery. A few weeks ago, he was photographed riding a jet ski in Barbados with his family. Does this mean that Simon is well enough to return to work on Got Talent this year?
Most likely yes. Fellow BGT judge Amanda Holden recently said in an interview that Simon will be back on the panel when the new season starts filming this month. “He is, Mr. Cowell is coming back,” she said. “I spoke to him on the phone a few weeks ago and he feels on top of the world and apparently he looks fantastic as well.”
Simon had to miss the live shows for both BGT and AGT last year as he recovered from surgery. There were rumors for months that he would make a surprise appearance, perhaps virtually, but that never happened.
There are also reports that Simon is considering a lawsuit against the company who manufactured the electric bike he was riding during his accident. A former employee has called the bike a “death trap.”