Simon Cowell rides a jet ski in Barbados after breaking his back

Simon Cowell, 61, proves he’s on the road to recovery four months after breaking his back in electric bike accident as he rides a jet ski with Lauren Silverman, 43, and son Eric, 6, in Barbados

  • The music mogul was hospitalised in August after breaking his back in an electric bike accident
  • Sources claimed the TV judge could be out of action for up to six months after being left ‘in agony’ by the injury
  • Simon was forced to cancel all of his television work for the rest of the year, including the Britain’s Got Talent live shows which returned following the COVID-19 lockdown  
  • It’s also been reported that Simon is considering legal action against the manufacturers of his electric bike, Swindon Powertrain 

Simon Cowell proved he was well on the road to recovery after breaking his back in a freak bike accident, as he joined girlfriend Lauren Silverman and their son Eric on the beach in Barbados on Tuesday.

The music mogul, 61, was in good spirits as he sped through the ocean with his son and Lauren, 43, who highlighted her svelte physique in a gorgeous white bikini.

In August Simon was rushed to hospital to undergo six hours of surgery after breaking his back in an electric bike accident, forcing him to cancel all his planned TV work for the rest of the year.

He’s looking well! Simon Cowell, 61, proved he was well on the road to recovery after breaking his back in a freak bike accident, as he joined girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 43, and their son Eric on the beach in Barbados on Tuesday

Simon sported his life vest as he carried Eric on his lap during the jet ski ride, with Lauren later joining them after watching them from the shore.

The family sped across the water on the jet ski before heading back to the beach together, as Simon continued his recovery during the festive getaway.

It comes after sources claimed last week that Simon was considering legal action against the manufacturers of his electric bike after breaking his back. 


He’s looking good! The music mogul, 61, was in good spirits as he sped through the ocean, after being rushed to hospital in August after the freak accident left him needing six hours of surgery

Say hello! He and son Eric waved to Lauren as she watched from the shore, as he continues his recovery abroad over the festive season



Wow! Simon was joined by his stunning girlfriend during the relaxing beach break, with the socialite highlighted her svelte physique in a vintage-inspired white bikini

The TV mogul and his team are said to be ‘weighing up’ legal options and have been ‘pressing’ the manufacturers, Swindon Powertrain. 

One lawyer claimed that a successful lawsuit could see Simon get up to £10million for medical bills and loss of earnings, The Sun reported.

It comes as a whistleblower from the manufacturers reportedly claimed the £20,000 electric bike an ‘accident waiting to happen’ due to Simon’s lack of training. 

He told the publication: ‘It should never have been sold to Simon without him being taught how to use it.’



Incredible: Lauren displayed her tanned physique in the high-waisted bikini top and matching bottoms as she watched son Eric from the beach


Family: She looked every inch the doting mother as she assisted Eric with his life jacket before they went for a ride on the jet ski. The family are no stranger to spending the festive season in Barbados

Flawless: Lauren wowed as she donned a chic white two-piece which drew the eye to her ample cleavage and endless legs as she holidayed with her family

Painful: Simon broke his back in August after falling from his electric bike, leaving him forced to undergo a six-hour surgery to try and fix the injuries

The former employee claimed the Swind EB-01 bike, which can reach up to 60mph and is banned on public roads in the UK, should not be used without specialist training.

The source continued: ‘I said to my boss, “Are you showing Simon how to use this?” He said he was just dropping it off and I said, “Are you serious?”’    

The X Factor boss’ team are studying the claims made by the former employee and are ‘pressing the manufacturers’ about the safety of the bike. 

A spokesperson for Simon told MailOnline: ‘Simon is understandably extremely concerned for other peoples’ safety in relation to this bike. 

‘We have been pressing the manufacturers about this and will continue to press them, including in relation to the claims of the former member of staff.’  

Horrific: The accident occurred when the powerful machine ‘flew up in the air and did an accidental wheelie’ after he tried to change gears


Scary: The music boss is thought to have been ‘surprised by the power’ of the bike and knew immediately that he ‘was in trouble’, and later tweeted: ‘If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time’

A spokesperson for Manufacturers Swindon Powertrain told MailOnline: ‘With any device, it is important to read the user manual before attempting to operate, acknowledged by Mr Cowell himself. 

‘The EB-01 user manual includes a detailed process of how to familiarise oneself with the performance features and procedures to follow.’

They added that they are ‘in contact with Mr Cowell’s aides to progress this’, noting, ‘the company has acted in good faith at all times.’ 

Simon broke his back in August after falling from his electric bike, leaving him forced to undergo a six-hour surgery to try and fix the injuries.


On the mend: Simon’s recent injuries and ongoing recovery saw him sit out of the resumed 2020 series of Britain’s Got Talent after it returned following England’s first lockdown

Painful: Getting better! In October it was reported Simon could be out of action for up to six months, as even after surgery the back injury left him ‘in agony’

The accident occurred when the powerful machine ‘flew up in the air and did an accidental wheelie’ after he tried to change gears.   

The music boss is thought to have been ‘surprised by the power’ of the bike and knew immediately that he ‘was in trouble’. 

Following the accident, Simon tweeted: ‘Some good advice… If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time.’

He went on: ‘I have broken part of my back. Thank you to everyone for your kind messages.’

On the road to recovery! A source told MailOnline: ‘He is walking a lot and swimming and feeling great – but focusing on being on top form for the start of filming for Britain’s Got Talent 2021 in January.

He then added in a second tweet: ‘And a massive thank you to all the nurses and doctors. Some of the nicest people I have ever met. Stay safe everyone Simon.’

His recent injuries and ongoing recovery saw him sit out of the resumed 2020 series of Britain’s Got Talent after it returned following England’s first lockdown.

In October it was reported Simon could be out of action for up to six months, as even after surgery the back injury left him ‘in agony.’ 

A source told MailOnline: ‘Simon was advised not to fly back to the final by doctors. He is walking a lot and swimming and feeling great – but focusing on being on top form for the start of filming for Britain’s Got Talent 2021 in January.’

Another source told The Sun: ‘He is building up his strength but the recovery is taking longer than we hoped. It was a very serious injury and they didn’t fully appreciate that at first.

‘There was initial euphoria that he was all right, when he felt that he had come through it by a miracle. Then came the pain.

‘He had about six weeks of agony. By early September, it was obvious that he wasn’t going to be ready to physically travel at all for work. He was on high-strength painkillers but he isn’t any more. He also doesn’t have a live-in nurse any more. 

‘Progress has been made since and he had a three-hour meeting via his iPad this week. He could not have managed that six weeks ago. He is building up his strength.’

 

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