Simon Cowell has thanked the medical staff who treated him in Los Angeles following accident during which he broke a part of his back.
Cowell was taken to hospital after slump his new electric bike in the courtyard of his Malibu home.
He thanked fans and friends for their “kind messages” and exhorted all of them to “stay safe”.
Cowell had an operation on Saturday night that involved a variety of procedures, including having a metal rod put in his back.
His spokeswoman said he had “broken his back in a number of places” and was “doing fine”.
Cowell, who features a six-year-old son Eric together with his partner Lauren Silverman, was said to be testing his new bike when the accident occurred.
He had a previous fall in 2017 when he fell down the steps at his London home.
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.
— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) August 10, 2020
I’ve been thinking about my dear friend all day and luckily I’m able to write that he’s had his operation and he’s doing really well ?? My family and I wish you a speedy recovery and send you, Lauren and Eric all our love ❤️ pic.twitter.com/NAvUriuQRL
— Amanda Holden (@AmandaHolden) August 9, 2020