AceShowbiz - Simon Cowell clearly cannot hide his happy face when riding a bike. The longtime judge of "America's Got Talent" was all smiles during a bike ride while filming a skit with fellow judges Sofia Vergara and Heidi Klum.
Despite his son Eric wanting him to steer clear of getting back on two wheels, the 62-year-old music mogul, who broke his arm following a horror E-bike crash in February, looked extremely happy as he rode the streets of Pasadena on Saturday, April 23. He donned a long-sleeve navy top, matching trousers and black sunglasses for the sunny day. He didn't sport any life-saving gear despite promising to wear it when biking.
As for Heidi, she looked incredible in a half silver sequin and half black blazer, nude T-shirt, black jeans and a pair of black shoes with gold heels. Meanwhile, Sofia stunned in a bright pink ensemble, consisting of a sparkly bustier top, pants and heels. At one point, Sofia looked like she was about to hop on a bicycle in her high stilettos.
Simon broke his arm after falling off his bike in February. The TV judge was rushed to a hospital shortly after the terrifying accident. "He was pedaling along, with his electric motor on, when the wheels suddenly went from under him after hitting a wet patch," an informant detailed the mishap, "He slipped and went flying over the handlebars into the middle of the road."
"Stupidly, Simon wasn't wearing a helmet, and blood was pouring from his face. He looked like something from 'Phantom of the Opera'," the insider added. "Three kindly passers-by jumped into action, and stopped the traffic so he wouldn't be run over."
Following the harrowing incident, Simon, who was also rushed to ER after an electric bike in August 2020, said that he's "a bit of a nutter." The father of one then vowed to wear life-saving gear when biking. "I'll definitely wear a helmet next time," so he promised.
Then on February 17, Simon told Entertainment Tonight about riding again after his latest accident. "I was with Eric, he spotted me. He went crazy. I had to get off the bike and walk him back to my hotel room," said the "Britain's Got Talent" judge.
Simon also told the outlet that he feels lucky his biking accidents, which happened twice within a year, weren't any worse. "I was lucky both times," said "The X Factor" judge. "When I broke my back, I broke my wrist, it could have been a lot worse, so you kind of learn something from the experience."