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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 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.

Simon Cowell Speaks Out After Breaking His Back During Bike Accident

Simon Cowell is addressing his recent accident.

The 60-year-old America’s Got Talent judge took to Twitter on Sunday evening (August 9) to share a little joke after he was hospitalized for breaking his back after a bike accident.

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Some good advice…If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time,” Simon tweeted. “I have broken part of my back. Thank you to everyone for your kind messages.”

The day before, it was reported that Simon was rushed to the hospital after falling off of his electric bike.

Simon then had to undergo a six-hour surgery after breaking his back in multiple places. Surgeons had to fuse his bones and implant a rod during the operation.

Simon will have to sit out of at least two live AGT episodes as he recovers.

We hope Simon Cowell has a speedy recovery!

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Simon Cowell Sitting Out At Least Two Live Shows For 'America's Got Talent'

Simon Cowell will be sitting out of two of the live shows for America’s Got Talent this season.

Shortly after it was revealed that the 60-year-old producer has broken his back following a bicycle accident, the announcement came that he would skip the live shows coming up on the reality television series.

According to Deadline, Simon will not be on the shows for Tuesday, August 11 and Wednesday, August 12, which are the first two live shows of the season.

After Simon broke his back from the fall in multiple places, he underwent surgery and is currently in the hospital recovering from the near six-hour surgery.

America’s Got Talent has had a multitude of hiccups this season, as the pandemic shifted the series from on stage and in person to over virtual platforms.

If you missed it, see the 44 acts that will be on the live shows here!

Simon Cowell Undergoes Near 6-Hour Surgery After Breaking His Back in Bike Accident

Simon Cowell is on the mend after a scary accident.

The 60-year-old America’s Got Talent judge was in surgery for nearly six hours on Saturday (August 8) after breaking his back in a bike crash, Page Six reported Sunday (August 9).

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“It was a long surgery, they had to fuse his bones and implant a rod. But thank goodness he’s going to be okay and will have a few months of recovery,” a source told the outlet.

As reported earlier, Simon was rushed to the hospital after falling on his back while testing out an electric bike in the courtyard of his house.

“He hurt his back and was taken to the hospital. He’s doing fine, he’s under observation and is in the best possible hands,” a rep said at the time.

We are wishing the best for Simon in his recovery.

Pictured below: Simon Cowell riding his Haibike E-Bike back in April in Malibu, Calif.

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Simon Cowell Hospitalized After Falling Off His Bike in Malibu

Simon Cowell is on the mend after a minor accident.

The 60-year-old America’s Got Talent judge and producer was hospitalized on Saturday (August 8) after falling off his bike in Malibu, Calif.

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“Simon had a fall from his bike on Saturday afternoon whilst testing his new electric bike in the courtyard at his house in Malibu with his family,” Simon‘s rep shared with People.

“He hurt his back and was taken to the hospital. He’s doing fine, he’s under observation and is in the best possible hands,” the rep continued.

Back in May, Simon opened up about his weight loss journey, revealing that he’s lost over 60 pounds in the past year.

We hope Simon Cowell gets well soon!

This Is The Most Astonishing 'America's Got Talent' Trick Simon Cowell Ever Saw - Watch!

Simon Cowell had his mind blown on America’s Got Talent!

The talent show returned on Tuesday night (July 28) for the first – and only – Judge Cuts round.

Because of the pandemic restrictions, the contestants weren’t able to perform for the judges in person. However, that didn’t stop magician Max Major from delivering a jaw dropping trick!

For the trick, Max Major “looked inside” Simon‘s mind, but first showed a sealed envelope in which he’d made a “prediction” before asking him a number of personal questions.

For the questions, Max Major asked Simon what personality trait he admires the most in another person, his most prized possession, and his most vivid memory from childhood.

While asking him the questions, Max Major had Simon pair a face-down photo with a face-up photo of his co-stars, seemingly at random.

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then flipped over all the face-down cards and revealed that Simon had matched up every single picture with its identical photo perfectly, without being able to see them at all.

He then opened the envelope and all the answers Simon had given were written down, leaving Simon stunned beyond belief!

“To be clear, this was not planned,” Simon said to his fellow judges. “I have to say this, because this one of the most astonishing things I’ve ever seen… I mean, it was seriously incredible… How the hell did he do that?”

Watch the trick now!

Louis Tomlinson Parts Ways with Simon Cowell's Record Label Syco

Louis Tomlinson has announced that he is leaving his record label Syco.

The 28-year-old singer took to Twitter on Saturday (July 11) to reveal that he is parting ways with the label run by Simon Cowell.

“Hope everyone is doing ok! Just wanted to let you know that Syco Music and I have agreed to part ways,” Louis tweeted. “I’m really excited for the future and to be back in the studio writing the next album. Can’t wait to finally see you all on tour!! Stay safe and see you soon, Louis x”

Louis and One Direction first signed with Syco 10 years after their time on The X Factor.

When One Direction went on hiatus back in 2015, Louis was the only member to stick with Syco while the other guys signed with different labels.

Louis released his debut album Walls through Syco earlier this year.

Get the latest scoop on the rumored One Direction reunion!