Simon Cowell has been taking to hospital after breaking his back when he fell while testing an electric bicycle.

The talent show mogul had been taking the bike for a spin in the courtyard of his Malibu home when the accident happened.

A spokesperson for the star, 60, has told The Hollywood Reporter that he is being treated in hospital and will have surgery today.

"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," a spokesperson revealed .

Get well soon Simon!

"He hurt his back and was taken to the hospital. He's doing fine, he's under observation and is in the best possible hands."

They then added: "Simon has broken his back and will be having surgery this evening."

Simon had been scheduled to return to work on America's Got Talent next week with the first live show due to air on Tuesday August 11.

Last month, it was announced that Simon has taken full control of AGT and The X Factor after he agreed to buy out Sony Music Entertainment's stake in the venture.

The dad has turned to biking after embracing a new healthier lifestyle that his seen him lost over four stone in the last few years.

Simon has lost more than 4 stone after embarking on a healthy lifestyle
The star said he's been sticking to his diet in lockdown

Simon, who has been looking noticeably trimmer, said recently he found being in lockdown very helpful for sticking to his clean eating regime.

"I’m doing a bit of cooking. I’m exercising. Funny enough, more during this time as well, sticking to the diet,” he told Extra.

"The only difficult thing is when Eric orders a pizza… That’s the number one thing I miss."

Simon has been spending lockdown with his girlfriend Lauren Silverman and six-year-old son Eric as well as Lauren's 14-year-old son Adam from a previous relationship.

Simon, 60, took full control of America's Got Talent last month after buying out Sony

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