Simon Cowell’s accident explained as he is replaced on Britain’s Got Talent

The wait is over, and the Britain’s Got Talent semi-finals are finally underway!

The semi-finals will air weekly, and we will see all 40 contestants compete for the £250,000 prize, as well as a chance to perform at the Royal Variety Performance.

But you may be wondering where Mr BGT himself is?

Head judge Simon Cowell, 60, is missing from the judging panel, with Ashley Banjo taking over.

Simon has been a judge on BGT since it first came to our screens in 2007.

Here we take a closer look at what happened to the BGT judge.

What happened to Simon Cowell?

Simon suffered a serious back injury after falling off an electric bike.

The accident happened on Saturday, August 8 in the courtyard of his home in Malibu, California.

He was spending some time with his six-year-old son Eric and his partner Lauren Silverman.

Later the same day he had an emergency operation on his back, which took six hours.

This involved having a metal rod placed in his back.

The doctors told the TV mogul that he was “very lucky” not to have suffered paralysing injuries.

A spokeswoman for Simon said that he had “broken his back in a number of places”, but that he was “doing fine”.

After the accident, Simon took to Twitter to say: “Some good advice… If you buy an electric 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.”

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Simon will need a long time to recover from the accident, which is why he was replaced on BGT.

Doctors warned that he is facing a “hard recovery”, which will involve intensive physiotherapy.

A source told The Sun: “He has told friends and colleagues that he wants to be back at work immediately but they’ve had to remind him that this is a very serious injury and he needs to just rest and recuperate.

“It’s going to take him weeks, and maybe months, to get back to where he was.”

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