Simon Cowell is in recovery from undergoing a six hour operation after breaking his back in a bike accident.
The music mogul, 60, was rushed to the hospital last night after falling off his electric bike in Malibu, California.
“He had to have a big surgery, he’s got a number of breaks and has had to have a metal rod put into his back,” a source told Page Six.
“When he fell off the bike he landed right on his back which broke in a number of places,” noting it “was six-hour surgery overnight on Saturday.”
The source said Cowell was “outside in the courtyard in Malibu with Eric and Adam trying this new bike,” when he fell flat on his back.
“He was in shock and in massive amounts of pain.
“Lauren went with him to the hospital and has been allowed in briefly to see him. He’s doing OK in the circumstances,” the source continued.
Simon Cowell tweeted about his accident on Sunday evening. He wrote: “Some good advice… 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. Thank you to everyone for your kind messages.”