PICTURED: Simon Cowell seen for first time since breaking his back in horror bike accident… after marvelling friends with his speedy recovery
- The TV personality, 60, ventured out for the first time after breaking his back in a painful bike accident
- Simon was chauffeured to a hospital appointment for a check up following his six hour spinal surgery
- The BGT judge has been nicknamed ‘The Terminator’ after bouncing back from his injury
- The star injured himself two weeks ago after falling off of his new electric bike in Los Angeles
- He broke three vertebrae in the fall and has had a steel rod inserted in his back after the accident
Simon Cowell has ventured out for the first time, two weeks after breaking his back in a painful bike accident.
The Britain’s Got Talent judge, 60, has been nicknamed ‘The Terminator’ after bouncing back from the six-hour spinal surgery.
Snaps taken on Saturday show the star sitting in the back seat of a car as he was chauffeured to a hospital appointment.
On the mend: Simon Cowell was pictured venturing out for the first time in Malibu on Saturday, two weeks after breaking his back in a painful bike accident
The star was spotted as he headed out for a hospital checkup in Malibu.
The TV personality injured himself a fortnight ago after testing his new electric bike in Los Angeles.
He broke three vertebrae in the fall and has had a steel rod inserted in his back after the painful accident.
Road to recovery: He has been nicknamed ‘The Terminator’ after bouncing back from the six-hour spinal surgery
Venturing out: The star was spotted on Saturday as he headed out for a hospital checkup in Malibu
Painful accident: Snaps show the star sitting in the back seat of a car as he was chauffeured to a hospital appointment
In pain: The talent show boss looked to be hanging his head awkwardly as he sat in the car after his fall
In agony: He broke three vertebrae in the fall and has had a steel rod inserted in his back after the painful accident
A source told The Sun: ‘One of his friends joked that the metal holding him together makes him The Terminator – which amused Simon.
‘He won’t mind if that sticks, but the main thing is that he’s on the mend.
‘The experts are pleased with how things are looking and he’s doing physiotherapy at home every day. It’s looking good.’
Hurting: The TV personality injured himself after testing his new electric bike in Los Angeles (pictured in April)
Speaking exclusively with MailOnline after the accident, sources close to the family said: ‘He’s in good spirits and knows he had a lucky escape and that this could have been worse.’
And within two days Simon was already said to be back on his feet walking around and even taking work calls despite reportedly facing ‘weeks’ of physiotherapy.
The family sources added: ‘He’s doing really well considering everything.
New rules: Simon is currently in LA with his long-term partner Lauren Silverman (pictured together last year) their son Eric and her eldest son Adam
‘He’s been walking around already, obviously he has to be careful, which is expected considering surgery was only one day ago.
‘Simon has even been working yesterday and also today he’s been on emails on his iPad since early morning. He’s in good spirits and knows he had a lucky escape and that this could have been worse,’ they added.
It was also recently reported that Simon has surrounded his hospital bed with healing crystals in a bid to speed up his recovery after breaking his back.
And it is thought that he ditched his vegetarian diet in the hope of returning back to work as soon as possible.
Team: Simon is pictured with talent judges David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon during an episode of the show which aired in May
A source told The Sun: ‘Two of his friends had searched out and delivered some powerful healing energy crystals which he has with him.’
It is thought that girlfriend Lauren has been placing the gifts by his bedside as well as bringing him healthy food during his stint in hospital.
The X Factor boss is thought to now be eating a combination of white meat and chocolate during his recovery.
A source told the Mirror: ‘Lauren has been to the hospital to drop a few things off once each day. She has been making his favourite Italian bean soup and also Cottage Pie with turkey, which he loves.
‘His diet is incredibly healthy but there’s nothing better than traditional English comfort foods and treats when you’re on the mend.
Power: The Swind EB-01 is said to have an official top speed of 60mph but able to go up to 80mph with ‘a little tinkering’ (stock image of the electric bike)
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