Simon Cowell, 61, ‘to complete 10k charity walk’ after stating he feels ‘110 percent’ amid broken back recovery
Simon Cowell is reportedly set to complete a 10,000 charity walk later this month after telling friends he is feeling “110 percent” amid his fractured back recovery.
The 61-year-old media mogul has raised more than £30,000 for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices after promising to complete the walk despite the life-changing injury he sustained last year.
In August, Simon was rushed to hospital for six hours of surgery after he nearly “broke his spine to pieces” in an electric bicycle accident.
Back in top shape: Simon Cowell will reportedly complete a 10,000 charity walk later this month after telling friends he’s feeling ‘110 percent’ during his broken back recovery
But a source close to the star told the mirror that he is back on top form. They said on Wednesday: “Simon is fully fit again and has told his friends that he is feeling “110 percent”.
“He jumped at the chance to do the charity walk because it’s a cause close to his heart.
“He has a contact book full of known friends and don’t worry, they will all get calls about donating.”
The source added: “Simon has undergone intensive physical therapy to get back on his feet and is steadily building his mileage by holding business meetings during walks in the neighborhood.”
Achievement: The 61-year-old media mogul has raised more than £30,000 for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices after promising to complete the walk despite the life-changing injury he sustained last year
MailOnline has reached out to Simon’s representatives for further comment.
The Got Talent mastermind is expected to take the walk with his partner Lauren Silverman and the vice president of the charity, Karen Sugarman.
The trio will take on the challenge of honoring deceased children after supporting the hospice charity in their final moments.
Vice President Karen said: “As the sunset sets on this day, we will mark it by remembering the many families we have supported during the pandemic, dear ones, and we will hang a special lantern on a tree to remember those we have lost to remember.
Ouch: In August, Simon was rushed to hospital for six hours of surgery after he nearly “broke his spine to pieces” in an electric bicycle accident
“Simon, Lauren and I would be very grateful if you would consider sponsoring us and give what you can.”
Simon has used the past year to rebuild his health and fitness after sustaining an injury in an electric bike accident last year.
He reportedly came within “an inch of his paralysis” when he fell from the vehicle, breaking his back in multiple places.
Motivated: A source told The Mirror on Wednesday: ‘Simon is fully fit again… He jumped at the chance to do the charity walk because it’s a matter close to his heart’
The entertainment mogul was rushed to hospital in early August when he fell off his bike during a test drive at his Malibu home.
He was at home at the time with his partner Lauren, 43, their son Eric, six, and his stepson Adam, 14.
A few days after the accident, a family friend told MailOnline that the father of one was “doing well” but was “in shock and tremendous amounts of pain.”
They said, ‘He is recovering and sleeping. Lauren went with him to the hospital and was allowed to see him for a while. He is doing well under the circumstances.
“He was in shock and in tremendous amounts of pain. He was out in the yard in Malibu with Eric and Adam trying out this new bike.”
They added: “Simon had to have major surgery, he’s had some breaks and had a metal rod inserted into his back.”
“When he fell off the bike, he landed on his back which broke in a number of places. It was a six o’clock operation on Saturday.”
For more information on the Children’s Hospice charity, visit https://www.shootingstar.org.uk/
Team effort: The Got Talent mastermind is expected to take the walk with his partner Lauren Silverman (pictured earlier this month) and the charity’s vice president, Karen Sugarman