Simon Cowell ‘walks over 40 miles a week’ to help with recovery after breaking back in electric bike accident


Simon Cowell has been taking his recovery seriously after breaking his back last year, and now walks ‘over 40 miles a week’.

The music mogul, 61, broke his back after an electric bike accident, which left him needing six hours of surgery and having to pull out of his TV commitments for the rest of the year.

Thankfully, he has been on the mend after his horrific injuries, and is now so committed to his rehabilitation that he has become a keen walker.

Simon, who was recently spotted taking a socially-distanced walk with Piers Morgan, has been doing a lot more gentle exercise than he ever has before.

A source told MailOnline: ‘Simon said how he hasn’t worn trainers as much as this in 20 years.

‘He feels fitter than ever before and is keeping to a normal routine rather than being on the phone until into the early hours of the morning.’

They added that he walks over 40 miles a week and has been holding business meetings at 9am to stop himself from living like a ‘vampire’ as he tended to do beforehand.

Simon had been left out of action after he tested out his new electric bike for the first time and it ‘flew up in the air and did an accidental wheelie’ as he tried to change gears.

After the accident, he tweeted: ‘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.’

He added: ‘And a massive thank you to all the nurses and doctors. Some of the nicest people I have ever met. Stay safe everyone Simon.’


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