Simon Cowell is a music mogul. Over the years, his talent shows made him staggering amounts of money, and the celebrity judge and producer is believed to have a net worth of over $600 million. He, however, spends a good portion of it by donating to various charities. This year only, he gave $1.5 million to the organizations Feed the World and Feed Britain.
Despite his enormous success, 2021 seemed not to be Cowell’s year. Not only because of the pandemic which affected the entire world, but because of the accident he suffered. Cowell fell off his electric bike and injured his back. He had undergone a surgery, and luckily, he was able to get on his feet again.
One would assume that it would be difficult for someone who had experienced such a terrible accident to be able to get on a bike again, but Cowell isn’t someone who gets afraid easily.
Speaking to TMZ, he said: “First of all, I bought a crazy, crazy bike. Even though [the bike he had his accident on] had pedals on, this is not what I would call an electric bike.
“The one I had was basically a motorcycle with an electric engine when you have to wear a proper crash helmet, leathers. This thing was nuts,” he added. “I didn’t know how powerful it was before I got on it. And I fly 6-8 feet in the air and landed on my spine.”
Now he’s driving one again, but a bit different than the one he fell off of.
One of Cowell’s most famous talent shows, The X Factor, will likely be canceled. Speculations about it started circulating back in 2020, and now an ITV spokesperson said in a statement as reported by Variety: “There are no current plans for the next series of ‘The X Factor’ at this stage.
“It’s not definitely returning, it might return, and if it does the format will tweak,” ITV managing director Kevin Lygo said. “Simon controls it more than we do. When does he want it to come back, how does he want to come back? Hopefully we can be part of it.”
The good things is that the media mogul has a plenty of other projects coming up. As per Deadline, Cowell will be part of a panel of judges for the brand new show Walk The Line, which will be a combination of a talent contest and game elements. Cowell himself said of it that it will have “viewers on the edge of their seats.”
“We wanted to develop a show which will give the contestants a life-changing cash prize if they win,” he explained. “Each show there will be a champion who must make a vital decision: either cash out then and there or stay in the contest to compete again the following night and have a chance to claim the huge prize.”
We are looking forward to this show as well as seeing Cowell as a judge on America’s Got Talent.