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Kelly Clarkson to Fill In for Simon Cowell on 'America's Got Talent' as He Recovers From Back Surgery

Kelly Clarkson to Fill In for Simon Cowell on 'America's Got Talent' as He Recovers From Back Surgery

Kelly Clarkson is heading to America’s Got Talent!

The 38-year-old entertainer will be filling in for Simon Cowell this week on the NBC talent show as he recovers from back surgery.

Kelly will be joining fellow judges Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, and Sofia Vergara on the panel for the live shows on Tuesday and Wednesday (August 11 & 12).

“My friend, Simon Cowell, is doing better now but was in an accident and won’t be able to make Tuesday and Wednesday’s live shows for AGT,” Kelly shared in a statement via TV Line. “But no worries America, someone far wiser, cooler, and hotter is taking his seat! The unbelievably amazing Kelly Clarkson 😜 You’re welcome in advance!”

Over the weekend, Simon broke his back after falling off his new electric bike while taking it for a ride around his courtyard at his Malibu home. He was then rushed to the hospital where he underwent a nearly six-hour surgery.

Simon recently thanked fans for their love and support as he recovers.

America’s Got Talent airs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8pm ET on NBC.

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