Search icon


02nd Feb 2022

Simon Cowell “lucky to be alive” as he’s rushed to hospital after second bike crash

Ellen Fitzpatrick

He’s already making a recovery.

Simon Cowell has been reportedly rushed to hospital after his second e-bike accident, and is said to be “lucky to be alive”.

The X Factor judge has since been admitted to hospital with a suspected concussion and a broken arm after reports emerged of a crash in West London.

This is Simon’s second crash within 18 months, with the first happening over in Los Angeles.

A source told The Sun: “Simon is lucky to be alive.

“He was pedalling along, with his electric motor on, when the wheels suddenly went from under him after hitting a wet patch.

“He slipped and went flying over the handlebars into the middle of the road.”

Despite his two accidents on the e-bike, the music mogul has reportedly said that this won’t be the last time he’s using it.

A source added to People that Simon is ‘fine’ and is already back home recovering.

In his last crash, Simon broke his back and later revealed that he wouldn’t change anything about it, telling ExtraTV: “My most creative time is now when I cycle, because I cycle even though it’s an e-bike. I still got to pedal and I do about ten miles a day, even though I had an accident on one.

“That was more an electric motorbike, these are called pedal-assist bikes and they’re brilliant.”

He added: “That expression “get back on your bike,” with me, it was literal. I feel better than I did because I exercise so much more.

“Honestly, if I could rewind, I would have gone through the whole thing again. Just because I feel better now. Yeah, even though it hurt like hell at the time.”