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Simon Cowell breaks his arm in an electric bike accident | Entertainment

Simon Cowell was rushed to hospital with a broken arm after falling off his e-bike.

The ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judge was said to be ‘lucky to be alive’ after he slipped in a ‘wet spot’ on the road near his London home, and the 62-year-old star was spotted in a yellow cast.

An insider told The Sun newspaper: “Simon is lucky to be alive.

“He was pedaling, with his electric motor running, when the wheels suddenly slipped out from under him after hitting a wet area.

“It slipped and went flying over the handlebars in the middle of the road.”

Simon – who apparently was “not wearing a helmet” – is said to have been helped by three bystanders as they made sure he was clear of oncoming traffic.

The source added: “Three nice bystanders sprang into action and stopped traffic so he wouldn’t be run over.

“After being taken by ambulance to hospital and having an X-ray, Simon was finally released that evening – his arm in a yellow cast up to the shoulder – and told to rest.”

His cast was signed by his seven-year-old son Eric – whom he has with fiancée Lauren Silverman – while his boy picked the color and added adorable artwork.

The insider revealed, “Eric chose yellow, and has already signed it and drawn their two dogs, Squiddly and Diddly.”

Meanwhile, the media mogul is said to be ‘absolutely fine’ after the chilling incident.

Another source told PEOPLE magazine: “He fell off his bike and broke his arm. He’s doing great.”

The incident comes 18 months after Simon broke his back after getting off his bike in Los Angeles, which resulted in a metal rod being inserted into his back.

He said at the time: “It could have been a lot worse. When I saw the x-ray I could almost have broken my spine to pieces so I literally couldn’t have walked.”

Simon also recalled the moments after the crash, admitting it was a “surreal” situation.

He said: “I knew I had broken my back the minute I landed. It was really, really sudden and it hurt.

“You’re not supposed to move. I was thinking, ‘I have to go back to the house because I can’t lay down there’…and I kind of got carried away to my bedroom, which is right there in the start of the house… And I’m laying there and kinda fainting… It was surreal.

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