Music mogul and “America’s Got Talent” judge Simon Cowell says that despite breaking his back in an electric bicycle accident in August last year, he is back to riding regularly.
Cowell, 62, told the syndicated entertainment news show “Extra” on Wednesday: “Frankly, if I could rewind, I would have gone through the whole thing again. Just because I feel better now. … [E]even though it hurt a lot at the time.” He explained: “That expression ‘get back on your bike’, with me it was literally,” adding: “I feel better than I did because I exercise so much more.”
Cowell, who underwent six-hour surgery and had a metal rod implanted in his back, continued: “My most creative time is now when I’m cycling, because I ride a bike, even if it’s an e-bike. I[‘ve] still have to pedal and i do about 10 miles a day…even though i had an accident with it. That was more of an electric motor; these are called pedal-assist bikes and they’re brilliant.”