“AGT” judge is skipping live shows this week following five-hour surgery Saturday
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Simon Cowell wants to make sure you don’t try what he did at home.
On Sunday, one day after the “America’s Got Talent” judge broke his back while testing out an electric bike at his house in Malibu, Calif. and then underwent a five-hour surgery for the injury, Cowell tweeted a few words of wisdom to his fans while letting them know he’s recovering.
“Some good advice… If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time,” Cowell wrote. “I have broken part of my back. Thank you to everyone for your kind messages.”
He continued: “And a massive thank you to all the nurses and doctors. Some of the nicest people I have ever met. Stay safe everyone Simon.”
Cowell will be missing the first two live shows of “AGT’s” 15th season this week while he recovers from back surgery. His representatives say that the operation was successful and he is in the hospital recovering from surgery involving “a number of fusions and metal rod put into his back.”
“America’s Got Talent” has aired its current season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which arrived in the U.S. while the long-running NBC competition was in the midst of shooting its audition episodes. Production on “AGT” resumed with safety precautions in place in late June after initially being shut down in mid-March. Live shows will begin airing this Tuesday, with a results show scheduled for Wednesday.
See Cowell’s tweets below.
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