The strict with having a great sense of humor judge Simon Cowell has reported having an accident while testing his new electric bike at his Malibu home and is now recovering from the surgery.

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The accident, unfortunately, caused the AGT creator/executive producer to break his back in multiple places. He had to do a surgery in last Saturday evening, according to his spokesperson.

His bank’s surgery took 5-hour to complete with good result. Simon is now in the hospital recovering.

However, this accident had a major effect on the set fo America’s Got Talent since Simon is an irreplaceable role in the program, which was in the middle of auditions when the coronavirus pandemic hit the globe.

Following the social-distancing guidelines of the government in order to keep the health safety, the show moved to tape auditions without an audience before shutting down production in March. Filming process subsequently resumed with virtual performances.

This season’s first live show is planned to be air on this Tuesday, August 11. Sofia Vergara, one of the judges posted a photo of her and fellow judges Howie Mandel and Heidi Klum together on set during a rehearsal video, They didn’t; forget to point at Cowell’s empty chair while wishing him all the best.

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We miss our boss!! Come back fast @simoncowell!!? ?

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On Sunday evening, Simon Cowell took to social media for his first public comments after the accident and the complex surgery. Seemed like with his current condition, the judge had to skip some episodes of upcoming America’s Got Talent.