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Simon Cowell breaks back while testing electric bike

Simon Cowell is having surgery after breaking his back. The X Factor supremo, 60, had a fall from a new electric bike he was testing at his house in Malibu. Cowell, who was with his family at the time, hurt his back and was taken to hospital, a spokeswoman said. “Simon has broken his back and is having surgery this evening,” she confirmed. The spokeswoman had earlier said: “He’s doing fine, he’s under observation and is in the best possible hands.”

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