Simon Cowell is in good spirits as he recovers from his back injury which required a five-hour surgery after falling off an electric bike on Saturday.
Cowell was at his home in Malibu, California, with his family when he fell on Saturday, and he just knew immediately when he landed that the injuries were serious and something was broken.
Following the unfortunate incident, the America’s Got Talent judge and executive producer publicly spoke out about his injury and accident on Sunday, warning people to be careful with how they use electrical trail bikes.
“If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time. I have broken part of my back,” Cowell wrote.
On Monday, a source revealed that the 60-year-old judge remains at the hospital but has already tended to his workload, just days after getting a number of fusions and a metal rod put into his back.
“He’s on his feet and walking around again as much as he can. He’s taking it easy but doing well,” the source shared, adding that “Simon is already back at work and he’s been working on email on his iPad and speaking to a few on his team.”
The TV personality will miss this week’s two live shows as AGT moves forward with production amid the coronavirus pandemic, which halted the season 15 filming schedule.
The live quarterfinal rounds will take place over four weeks and will culminate on September 23, when a winner will be crowned during the scheduled finale.
Though Cowell’s attendance for filming is still to be determined, Kelly Clarkson will fill in for him this week.
America’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays and Wednesdays (8 p.m. ET) on NBC.