Simon Cowell is seen in public for the first time since he broke his back, 10 weeks ago, when he went out with his partner and son.
The 61-year-old music mogul appeared happy and healthy when he showed up with Lauren Silverman, 43, and Eric, six, during a grocery store in Los Angeles on Sunday.
He was taken to hospital in early August when he fell off his electric bicycle while he was taking a test drive at his home in Malibu.
His descent comes a week after reporting his “ feeling good ” as he is recovering from surgery and focused on being in “ the best condition ” for his big BGT return in 2021.
Family man: Simon Cowell has been seen in public for the first time since he broke his back, 10 weeks ago, when he went out with his partner Lauren Silverman, 43, and his son Eric, six
Sure enough, Simon looked at the top of his fitness when he showed up with his family, wearing a charcoal T-shirt, playfulsoles, and white shorts.
Despite his happy and healthy appearance, his demise comes amid allegations that the star may be “ out of action ” for up to six months due to his injury, according to The Sun’s report.
A source told MailOnline: “ Doctors advised Simon not to return to the Final by Doctors. He walks a lot, swims and feels good – but he’s focused on being at his best to start filming British Got Talent 2021 in January.
Another source explained: ‘He is building strength but recovery is taking longer than we had hoped. It was a very serious injury and they didn’t fully appreciate it at first.
On your bike! He was taken to hospital in early August when he fell off his electric bicycle while he was taking a test drive at his home in Malibu (pictured on a family outing in 2017)
There was an initial euphoria that he was okay, when he felt he had miraculously passed her by. Then the pain came.
He had about six weeks of agony. By early September, he was clearly not going to be physically ready to travel at all for work. He was taking high strength painkillers but he was no longer. He also no longer has a resident nurse.
It’s been making progress since then and he’s had a three-hour meeting over his iPad this week. He couldn’t manage that six weeks ago. It builds strength.
However, the Sun reported that it passed “a difficult few weeks” as Simon initially thought he would have recovered from the operation in a few weeks.
On the go: Simon apparently had no trouble walking while he was keeping up despite his recent surgery
“Instead, he suffered a relapse from surgery to fuse two vertebrae and has proven to be more complicated than a standard fracture,” a source said for the publication.
They added, ‘But it’s also useless and the idea of appearing on national television without makeup in the studio, while on heavy-duty medication, did not resume.
Therefore, unfortunately, he had to refuse [BGT] Producer requests.
Despite the alleged complications, Simon appears to be maintaining his spirits with Pal Seneta, 51, and gives an update on his progress at the end of September.
Don’t slow it down! Despite his injury, Simon was stepping forward while he was walking around the parking lot with his partner and son
Speaking to Entertainment Daily, Sinitta said, “ It was a serious accident. So for people who like it, like me, it was very, very frightening. He took some steps, so he assured himself that he was not paralyzed.
Singer So Macho added, “But he has to take his time and recover.” Since his back injury, Simon has had to pull out of his UK shows Got Talent and America’s Got Talent, as he took some time out of the spotlight to recover.
BGT judge Amanda Holden said last week that all of his friends were worried about him. It works well. I keep in touch with Lauren every week.
Like father, like son: Eric matched his dad in a pair of white shorts and a dark shirt but threw the lightning pattern.
Take it easy: A source told MailOnline, ‘Doctors advised Simon not to return to the Final by the doctors. He walks a lot, swims and feels great. “
His will and determination to improve himself is inspiring. He is very determined, he is a fighter. We know there’s no way he wants to be seen failing or not getting better as quickly as possible.
Lauren’s role in his life has never been greater. For some time now, she has been his “bodyguard” because Simon doesn’t have a cell phone. Anyone who wants to contact him urgently does so either by calling his home or Lauren.
He ditched his phone long before the accident, considering it best for his mental health to be able to cut off connections for periods of time. The impetus for the change was his fall from the steps of his London home after passing out in October 2017.
He pledged to fix the “vampire lifestyle” that had him making phone calls across the Atlantic all night until 8 am.
He also drastically changed his diet and lost 4 stones. Simon barely touches alcohol and follows a largely vegetarian diet.
Simon was hoping he would be good enough to film the BGT Christmas Special, but it was recently revealed that he was being forced to withdraw.
His focus is now on being totally good and ready to be on screen for the UK’s Got Talent comeback in January next year – Covid allows.
Preparation: He’s working hard to get back on track before BGT 2021 (pictured on the show in 2009)
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