Good news this morning as Terri Seymour revealed some encouraging details about Simon’s recovery from his horrific bike accident.
A very good friend to Simon and his family, Extra reporter Terri Seymour told how she had spoken to Simon and he is “In good spirits”
Expanding more on what happened to Simon, Terri told “Extra,” “On Saturday afternoon Simon was in the courtyard of his Malibu home with Eric and Adam and he wanted to show them his new electric bike.
It’s very fast and very powerful. I don’t think he realized how powerful it was, and he flew off the bike, landed on his back… obviously was in a lot of pain, in agony.”
Lauren immediately called 911 and paramedics whisked Simon to hospital in an ambulance, “Lauren followed behind. They gave him an X-ray and knew immediately he needed surgery.”
Terri confirmed that “part of his back was broken” and set the record straight on reports he was close to being paralyzed, saying, “It was one centimeter away from his spinal cord — that is true.”
She went on, “It’s bad and he is in agony. It could have been so much so much worse.”
Terri revealed Simon is doing well and is in good spirits Monday, and that Lauren told her, “He’s on his iPad, making phone calls, working. He actually just took a few steps.” Simon does have a long road ahead, she added: “He is going to need a lot of physical therapy.”
Simon has been relying on Lauren who has ‘been his rock’ during the ordeal. Terri explained, “He’s calling her all the time, asking her for this and that… poor Lauren has been amazing. She’s running backwards and forwards from the hospital all the time.”
Terri said Silverman joked that he’s “already bossing [me] around.”
Terri said Simon will not be back for the start of “America’s Got Talent” Tuesday, but “You never rule anything out with Simon. Recovery is going to be a long road ahead. He’s so determined. He’s so upset to miss these live shows. It’s his baby — of course he wants to be there. Let’s just wait and see.”
In the meantime, Kelly Clarkson has been confirmed to replace Simon for the AGT live shows. She posted on Instagram, joking someone “far wiser and cooler, and hotter” was filling in!
More details of the bike Simon was trying out have also been revealed. The machine has been billed as “the world’s most powerful” and it has been reported that you cannot ride it on the open roads in the UK.
The $20k bike, the Swind EB-01, is advertised as being the “most advanced electric bicycle in the market” and it has been reported that Simon did a “giant wheelie” before flying into the air and landing on the concrete floor.
Experts suggest the machine is more ‘motorcycle than bicycle’ and should only be ridden whilst wearing proper protective gear.
We are sure Simon’s first job will be a trip to the bike shop for a helmet and leathers once he is back on his feet!
Get well soon Simon!