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Simon Cowell wears his broken arm in a cast as he steps out with his fiancé Lauren Silverman


Simon Cowell wore his broken arm in a yellow cast as he stepped out with his fiancé Lauren Silverman in west London on Friday, following his dash to hospital last week.

The music mogul, 62, wrapped up in a black padded jacket and navy trousers while framing his face with aviator sunglasses as he strolled alongside his partner, 44.

He narrowly avoided serious injury during his recent ‘horror’ e-bike accident when he wasn’t wearing a helmet – marking his second biking accident.

Emerging: Simon Cowell wore his broken arm in a yellow cast as he stepped out with his fiancé Lauren Silverman in west London on Friday, following his dash to hospital last week

Emerging: Simon Cowell wore his broken arm in a yellow cast as he stepped out with his fiancé Lauren Silverman in west London on Friday, following his dash to hospital last week

Completing his look with a pair of black trainers, the Britain’s Got Talent judge wore his short grey hair in a swept-back middle parting.

Meanwhile, his socialite wife-to-be put on an ever-chic display in a navy wool coat which she layered beneath an orange polo neck sweater.

Donning a pair of faded jeans, she threw a charcoal handbag over her shoulder and strutted her way through the capital in black leather shoes.

The Florida-native completed her look with an oversized pair of shades while her gorgeous chocolate locks cascaded over her shoulders in waves.

Couple: The music mogul, 62, wrapped up in a black padded jacket and navy trousers while framing his face with aviator sunglasses as he strolled alongside his partner, 44

Couple: The music mogul, 62, wrapped up in a black padded jacket and navy trousers while framing his face with aviator sunglasses as he strolled alongside his partner, 44

On Wednesday, Simon told MailOnline he was ‘a bit of a nutter’ having narrowly avoided serious injury during the crash, when he wasn’t wearing a helmet. 

Simon said he is ‘feeling better’ since the crash, adding: ‘I’m OK. I’m feeling much better thank you. It happened just round the corner.’

After being told that locals had seen him whizzing around the local streets at high speed on a number of occasions before the crash, he admitted: ‘I’m a bit of a nutter. I’ll definitely wear a helmet next time.’

One workman, who has been renovating a property nearby, said: ‘He nearly bumped into me the other day. You often see him racing about on his bike although I must admit I haven’t seen him on it for a few days. Now I know why.

Hilarious: On Wednesday, Simon told MailOnline he was 'a bit of a nutter' having narrowly avoided serious injury during the crash, when he wasn't wearing a helmet (pictured with Lauren in 2019)

Hilarious: On Wednesday, Simon told MailOnline he was ‘a bit of a nutter’ having narrowly avoided serious injury during the crash, when he wasn’t wearing a helmet (pictured with Lauren in 2019)

‘He dashes round the corner without stopping and he’s never wearing a helmet. The roads can get very busy round here so he’s taking a bit of a chance.

‘You’d have thought he would have learned his lesson after what happened before.’

Meanwhile, a source told MailOnline: ‘Simon has been warned many times to wear a helmet but he doesn’t always take it on board.

‘When he cycles in LA he rarely wears one but the cycling lanes are far better and safer, compared to London. So he’s so accustomed to not wearing a helmet, which is so dangerous and he was lucky to come away with minor injuries from his latest crash.

‘His team are now hoping this is the wake up call he needed. Thankfully he always ensures son Eric wears a helmet while he’s cycling.’

Concerns: He narrowly avoided serious injury during the 'horror' e-bike accident last week when he wasn't wearing a helmet - marking his second biking accident (stock image)

Concerns: He narrowly avoided serious injury during the ‘horror’ e-bike accident last week when he wasn’t wearing a helmet – marking his second biking accident (stock image)

Simon is nursing a broken arm as a result of the accident, his second involving a bicycle having previously injured his back following a similar fall in Malibu two years ago.

Friends have since claimed he is ready to give up cycling despite being an enthusiastic bike rider after narrowly avoiding serious injury during the incident last Thursday.

A source told MailOnline: ‘Simon has vowed not to go on a bike again. It was a horror show but fortunately it looked worse than it actually is.’

Healthy lifestyle: Simon' has overhauled his lifestyle since breaking his back in 2020, losing 20Ibs in weight

Before: Simon pictured in September 2018

Healthy lifestyle: Simon has overhauled his lifestyle since breaking his back in 2020, ditching his heavy drinking and embarking on a diet and fitness plan to lose 20Ibs (pictured right in September 2018) 

Cowell was rushed to hospital near his west London home on Thursday with suspected concussion, facial cuts and a broken arm after he slammed into the road at 20mph while not wearing a helmet.

The ‘blood-soaked’ tycoon had been riding a Das Spitzing Evolution S-Pedelec bike, which has a basic price of €9499 (£7921) and has top speeds of 27mph.

Cowell was attended to by passersby before paramedics arrived, while three onlookers also stopped oncoming traffic.

He was released from hospital the same evening with a cast on his arm and has been ordered to rest up.

Wedding bells: As part of his life overhaul, Simon proposed to his long-term girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 44, on Christmas Eve in Barbados (pictured in 2021)

Wedding bells: As part of his life overhaul, Simon proposed to his long-term girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 44, on Christmas Eve in Barbados (pictured in 2021)

A source told The Sun: ‘Simon is lucky to be alive. He was pedalling along, with his electric motor on, when the wheels suddenly went from under him after hitting a wet patch.

‘He slipped and went flying over the handlebars into the middle of the road.’

The source added that blood was gushing from his face, likening him to something from the Phantom of the Opera.

Three onlookers stopped the traffic so he wouldn’t get run over.

After being taken in an ambulance to hospital, the father-of-one was X-rayed and eventually released with rest orders – and has since been seen with a lime green cast up to his shoulder.

Caring: Simon's seven-year-old son Eric, who he shares with fiancée Lauren Silverman, reportedly chose his dad's cast and has drawn their two dogs, Squiddly and Diddly (pictured August 2018)

Caring: Simon’s seven-year-old son Eric, who he shares with fiancée Lauren Silverman, reportedly chose his dad’s cast and has drawn their two dogs, Squiddly and Diddly (pictured August 2018)

Cowell’s seven-year-old son Eric, who he shares with fiancée Lauren Silverman, reportedly chose his dad’s cast and has drawn on their two dogs, Squiddly and Diddly.

‘Despite this being his second great escape, Simon insists he’s not ditching the bike – but he will start wearing a helmet,’ the source concluded.

MailOnline reached out to Simon’s representatives for comment at the time.

In August 2020, Cowell fell off his e-bike in Malibu and had to undergo back surgery.

The media mogul was said to be considering suing the manufacturers, Swindon Powertrain.

On the mend: Simon said he is 'feeling better' since the crash, adding: 'I'm OK. I'm feeling much better thank you. It happened just round the corner' (pictured in 2020)

 On the mend: Simon said he is ‘feeling better’ since the crash, adding: ‘I’m OK. I’m feeling much better thank you. It happened just round the corner’ (pictured in 2020)

A spokesperson for the star told MailOnline at the time: ‘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.’

The reports came as a whistleblower from the manufacturers 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.

Safety first: After being told that locals had seen him whizzing around the local streets at high speed on a number of occasions before the crash, he admitted: 'I'm a bit of a nutter. I'll definitely wear a helmet next time' (pictured in 2020)

Safety first: After being told that locals had seen him whizzing around the local streets at high speed on a number of occasions before the crash, he admitted: ‘I’m a bit of a nutter. I’ll definitely wear a helmet next time’ (pictured in 2020)

Cowell did not follow through with the legal action and later revealed the ordeal only encouraged him to exercise even more, and, despite downgrading his bike to something a little more sedate, he told his ex girlfriend Terri Seymour on ExtraTV he still does ‘ten miles a day.’

‘My most creative time is now when I cycle, because I cycle even though it’s an e-bike. I still got to pedal and I do about ten miles a day… even though I had an accident on one.

‘That was more an electric motorbike – these are called pedal-assist bikes and they’re brilliant,’ he explained.

Cowell was adamant he wasn’t nervous about getting back on a bike, even though he was only ‘a millimetre’ away from being paralysed.

‘That expression ‘get back on your bike,’ with me, it was literal. I feel better than I did because I exercise so much more.

‘Honestly, if I could rewind, I would have gone through the whole thing again. Just because I feel better now. Yeah, even though it hurt like hell at the time,’ he admitted.

The star overhauled his lifestyle after breaking his back and now has regular sleeping and exercise habits, and he has lost more than 20lbs.

He suffered complications from surgery to fuse to vertebrae, which required him to mostly stay in bed for six months.

Wow! In August 2020, Cowell fell off his e-bike in Malibu and had to undergo back surgery (pictured in February 2022)

Wow! In August 2020, Cowell fell off his e-bike in Malibu and had to undergo back surgery (pictured in February 2022)

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