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Simon Cowell Breaks his Back while Testing his new Electric Bicycle

Simon Cowell has broken his back while testing his new electric bicycle

The 60-year-old music mogul has broken his back after falling from an electric bicycle while at his home in Malibu, California. 

The spokesperson told : "Simon had a fall from his bike on Saturday afternoon whilst testing his new electric bike in the courtyard at his house in Malibu with his family.

It is not currently clear exactly what kind of back injury Cowell has, but a 'broken back' often refers to a fracture in a part of the spine.This involves a break in at least one of the vertebrae that make up the back bone and protect your spinal cord.The spinal cord sends transmits signals from the brain to the rest of the body, and any damage to it can cause paralysis.

A spokesperson for Cowell said he was due to have surgery on Saturday evening.He is currently under observation in hospital and is said to be fine.Cowell is the creator of America's Got Talent and serves as a judge on the show.

He has also been the judge on Britain's Got Talent, The X Factor and American Idol.

Just last month, it emerged that Cowell had bought Sony Music Entertainment's stake in TV programmes including Britain's Got Talent and The X Factor.

The move sees him gain ownership of all the international versions of The X Factor and Got Talent programmes.The Got Talent format airs in 76 markets, while The X Factor is broadcast in more than 130 territories.

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