BILD: First seen Simon Cowell since breaking his back in a horror bike accident … after marveling at friends with his speedy recovery
- The 60-year-old TV personality first ventured out after breaking her back in a painful bicycle accident
- Simon was chauffeured to a hospital appointment for an examination after his six-hour spinal surgery
- The BGT judge was referred to as "The Terminator" after his injury
- The star injured herself two weeks ago after falling off his new electric bike in Los Angeles
- He broke three vertebrae in the fall and stuck a steel rod in his back after the accident
Simon Cowell set out for the first time two weeks after breaking his back in a painful bicycle accident.
The 60-year-old British Got Talent judge has been dubbed "The Terminator" after his six-hour spinal surgery.
The snapshots taken on Saturday show the star sitting in the back seat of a car as he was chauffeured to a hospital appointment.
On the mend: Simon Cowell was out and about in Malibu for the first time on Saturday, two weeks after breaking his back in a painful bicycle accident
The star was discovered while leaving for a hospital examination in Malibu.
The TV personality injured herself two weeks ago after testing his new electric bike in Los Angeles.
He broke three vertebrae in the fall and stuck a steel rod in his back after the painful accident.
Path to Recovery: He was named "The Terminator" after recovering from six hour spine surgery
Departure: The star was spotted on Saturday while leaving for a hospital examination in Malibu
Painful accident: snapshots show the star in the back seat of a car when he was chauffeured to a hospital appointment
Pain: The talent show boss seemed to hang his head awkwardly as he sat in the car after his fall
In agony: he broke three vertebrae in the autumn and stuck a steel rod in his back after the painful accident
A source told The Sun: “One of his friends joked that the metal that holds him together makes him the terminator – which amused Simon.
“He doesn't mind if it stays that way, but the main thing is that he's on the mend.
“The experts are happy with the way he looks and he does physical therapy at home every day. It looks good. & # 39;
Injury: The TV personality was injured after testing his new electric bike in Los Angeles (pictured in April).
After the accident, only sources close to the family spoke to MailOnline: "He is in a good mood and knows that he was lucky and that this could have been worse."
And within two days, Simon is said to have been back on his feet, walking around and even taking work calls, despite reports having had "weeks" of physical therapy.
The family sources added, “He is really fine considering everything.
New Rules: Simon is currently in LA with longtime partner Lauren Silverman (pictured together last year), their son Eric, and their oldest son Adam
“He's already been walking around, obviously he has to be careful what is expected considering the operation only happened a day ago.
“Simon even worked yesterday and today he has been sending e-mails on his iPad since early morning. He is in a good mood and knows that he was lucky and that this could have been worse, ”they added.
It was also recently reported that Simon surrounded his hospital bed with healing crystals to speed his recovery from a broken back.
And it is believed that he gave up his vegetarian diet in hopes of getting back to work as soon as possible.
Team: Simon is pictured with talent judges David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon during an episode of the show, which aired in May
A source told The Sun: "Two of his friends had found and delivered some powerful healing energy crystals that he had with them."
It is believed that girlfriend Lauren put the presents next to his bed and brought him healthy food during his hospital stay.
The X-Factor chief is believed to eat a combination of white meat and chocolate during his recovery.
A source told The Mirror: "Lauren was in the hospital to drop off a few things every day. She made his favorite Italian bean soup and also cottage pie with turkey which he loves.
“His diet is incredibly healthy, but there is nothing like traditional English comfort foods and treats when you are on the mend.
Performance: The Swind EB-01 is said to have an official top speed of 100 km / h, but with "a little tinkering" it can go up to 100 km / h (archive image of the electric bike).
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