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Simon Cowell breaks back after bike accident

The "America's Got Talent" judge and executive producer is currently in the hospital.
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/ Source: TODAY

Simon Cowell, 60, was hospitalized on Saturday after sustaining injuries from a bicycle accident.

"Simon had a fall from his bike on Saturday afternoon whilst testing his new electric bike in the courtyard at his house in Malibu with his family," a spokesperson for the "America's Got Talent" judge and executive producer told TODAY.

"He hurt his back and was taken to the hospital. He's doing fine, he's under observation and is in the best possible hands."

In a follow-up correspondence, the spokesperson explained to TODAY, "Simon has broken his back and will be having surgery this evening."

On Sunday, a rep told TODAY that the former "American Idol" judge underwent surgery after breaking his back in "a number of places." The six-hour surgery involved multiple procedures and fusions, including a metal rod placed in his back.

Cowell is now recovering in the hospital and will be for a few days.