Alesha Dixon and Simon Cowell

Alesha Dixon reveals BGT co-star Simon Cowell is in ‘good spirits’ after he broke his back

The ITV star opened up on Simon's health on This Morning

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Alesha Dixon has revealed her Britain’s Got Talent co-star Simon Cowell is in “good spirits” after undergoing surgery on his broken back.

The 41-year-old singer gave followers an update on Simon’s health during an appearance on This Morning today (August 12).

It comes after the music mogul broke his back while testing out his new electric bike in California.

Alesha Dixon revealed Simon Cowell is in ‘good spirits’ after breaking his back (Credit: ITV)

What did Alesha Dixon say on This Morning?

Simon went on to have six hours of emergency surgery following his accident.

Speaking to presenters Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford on the ITV show, Alesha revealed she has been in contact with Simon’s girlfriend Lauren Silverman.

We’re all devastated and worried about Simon.

She shared: “I’ve spoken with Lauren, she’s been keeping me updated.

“I can’t stop thinking about them all. It’s absolutely horrific.

The Britain’s Got Talent judge appeared on This Morning to discuss Simon’s health (Credit: ITV)

“We’re all devastated and worried about Simon.

“But he’s in good spirits and Lauren says that slowly he’s on the mend so I’ve got all my fingers and toes crossed that come the live shows for Britain’s Got Talent, we’ll have Simon on a live link. We love him!”

What happened to Simon Cowell?

Simon was rushed to hospital on Saturday when he fell from his new electric bicycle at his house in Malibu, California.

Hours after news broke, his representative insisted he was “doing fine” and was “under observation” from medical staff.

Simon broke his back when he fell from his new electric bicycle (Credit:

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The dad-of-one later addressed his accident on Twitter, saying: “Some good advice…

“If you buy an electric trail 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.

“And a massive thank you to all the nurses and doctors. Some of the nicest people I have ever met. Stay safe everyone. Simon.”

However, it’s believed Simon may face a difficult recovery that will involve intensive physiotherapy and a brace.

A source told The Sun: “It’s going to take him weeks, maybe months.”

Following his accident, Simon was cruelly mocked by One Direction fans who called his injury “karma” after he left his record label Syco last month.

What does this mean for BGT?

It’s not yet known what’s in store for Britain’s Got Talent following Simon’s injury.

The hit ITV show has already faced plenty of uncertainty after live shows were scrapped to the coronavirus pandemic.

BGT judges
BGT is set to start next month (Credit: ITV)

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Instead, the show is set to abandon its live semi-finals and run pre-recorded shows this September.

This will also allow BGT to end before Strictly Come Dancing returns to screen in October.

The finals for the show will reportedly still be filmed live with strict social distancing rules firmly in place.

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