Simon Cowell was reportedly forced to retire from Got Talent's UK Christmas special as he continues to recover from his broken back.
Sources claim the 60-year-old music mogul could not travel to the UK from his Los Angeles home to film the October special after breaking his back in an electric bike accident last month.
Despite this setback, Simon is reportedly still raking money through his television and music empire. Sources claim he deserved one £ 37 million in just one year.
Sad news: Simon Cowell has reportedly been forced to retire from Got Talent's UK Christmas special as he continues to recover from his broken back
A source told The Sun that Diversity's Ashley Banjo is expected to perform for Simon during a non-competitive celebratory special where BGT's biggest stars come on stage to entertain the audience.
They said, “Simon hoped he would be well enough to fly to the UK from Los Angeles for the special show, but he had to back off.
In addition, the new lockdown measures – and he had to fly two weeks before the show so he could be quarantined in advance – made the trip even more difficult.
"Simon will of course be in the whole show and what happens on it, but that's a blow to him if he loves him."
MailOnline has contacted Simon Cowell's representative for comment.
Redeem: It is claimed that Simon grossed a staggering £ 37 million ($ 46 million) in just one year through his television and music empire
It comes under claims that Simon grossed a staggering £ 37 million ($ 46 million) in just one year.
The media mogul's company, Simco, which monitors its television earnings, posted a profit of £ 35 million – an increase of £ 10 million over the previous year, according to The Sun.
His TV empire includes rating juggernauts like Britain's Got Talent and The X Factor, which have also been successful in international formats.
And while the global versions of his shows have brought him great success, The Sun reports that his biggest revenue comes from the UK arm of TV favorites.
The shows in the UK market reportedly account for 42 percent of his profits, compared to 33 percent in the US and 21 percent in the rest of the world.
MailOnline contacted a Simon Cowell representative for comment.
On the mend: In the meantime, Heidi Klum has announced that the music mogul is eager to perform at America & # 39; s Got Talent, which will take place on Wednesday
Meanwhile, it has been revealed that Simon is expected to return to America's Got Talent finals six weeks after breaking his back in a terrible accident involving an electric bike.
47-year-old Hedi Klum announced that the music mogul is eager to perform during the finale, which will take place in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
The judge said the talent show's mastermind wanted to return before the end of the season but insisted his return be kept a secret.
Heidi revealed to The Mirror: "He's going to make it to the final, but don't tell anyone."
Her co-star Howie Mandel also suspects Simon will return to the show, but it is unclear whether they expect his return to be via video link or in the flesh.
Howie added, "I wouldn't expect to see Simon again until the end of this season."
Don't Count Him Out: AGT co-star Howie Mandel said, "I wouldn't expect to see Simon again before the end of this season."
Simon was reportedly only an inch away from paralysis when he fell off his electric bike and broke his back in several places.
The entertainment mogul was hospitalized in early August when he fell off his new vehicle and took a test drive at his Malibu home.
At the time of the incident, he was at home with partner Lauren Silverman, 43, their son Eric, six, and stepson Adam, 14.
Just a few days after the accident, a family friend told MailOnline that the father of one child was "fine", but that he was "in shock and massive pain".
They said, “He is recovering and sleeping. Lauren took him to the hospital and was allowed to see him briefly. He is fine under the circumstances.
& # 39; He was shocked and in massive pain. He was out in the Malibu courtyard and Eric and Adam tried out this new bike. & # 39;
They added, "Simon had to undergo major surgery, had some breaks and had a metal stick stuck in his back."
When he fell off his bike, he landed right on his back, which broke in several places. On Saturday it was a six-hour overnight operation. & # 39;
Near miss: Simon had surgery after he broke his back and was only an inch away from paralysis when he fell off his electric bike. Pictured with partner Lauren Silverman
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