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Simon Cowell gives thumbs-up after injuring arm in electric bike accident

The music mogul was pictured leaving his home.

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Simon Cowell and his partner Lauren Silverman leave their home in London’s Holland Park (James Manning/PA)

Simon Cowell and his partner Lauren Silverman leave their home in London’s Holland Park (James Manning/PA)

Simon Cowell and his partner Lauren Silverman leave their home in London’s Holland Park (James Manning/PA)

Simon Cowell gave a thumbs-up as he left his west London home after injuring his arm during a reported electric bike crash.

The music mogul and Britain’s Got Talent judge, 62, was pictured with his fiancee Lauren Silverman as they departed the property on Wednesday.

His left arm was in a yellow cast and he wore aviator sunglasses and a black puffer jacket.

A source told the PA news agency: “Simon broke his arm and is now recovering well”.

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Simon Cowell leaves his house in West London (James Manning/PA)

Simon Cowell leaves his house in West London (James Manning/PA)

Simon Cowell leaves his house in West London (James Manning/PA)

Cowell, who lives between London and California, is said to have taken a tumble over the bike’s handlebars while out riding near his home, The Sun said.

The accident is his second on an electric bike, following a crash in August 2020 in the US, which saw him break his back and undergo six hours of surgery which involved having a metal rod inserted.

A source told The Sun that The X Factor boss, who was reportedly not wearing a helmet, was “lucky to be alive” and that passers-by had stopped to help him.

He was taken to hospital and given an X-ray, the source said, adding: “Simon was eventually released that evening — his arm in a yellow cast all the way up to the shoulder — and told to rest.

“Despite this being his second great escape, Simon insists he’s not ditching the bike, but he will start wearing a helmet.”

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Simon Cowell’s left arm was in a yellow cast (James Manning/PA)

Simon Cowell’s left arm was in a yellow cast (James Manning/PA)

Simon Cowell’s left arm was in a yellow cast (James Manning/PA)

Cowell recently became engaged to long-term partner Silverman, with whom he shares son Eric.

The music executive is back in London to film Britain’s Got Talent alongside Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams, with the show slated to return to screens in the spring.

The judges were photographed attending auditions and posed for pictures on the red carpet outside the London Palladium in mid-January.

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