Simon Cowell is seen for the first time since he broke his back as he celebrates his 61st birthday by blowing out candles on a cake
- Judge BGT broke his back in August after falling from his e-bike
- Simon had to undergo emergency back surgery and was forced to withdraw from BGT
- He has spent the last few months recovering at his home in Malibu
- Simon hopes he can film Britain’s Got Talent new series in January
Simon Cowell has been seen for the first time since he broke his back in three places.
The music mogul celebrated his 61st birthday last week and his ex-girlfriend Terri Seymour decided to throw a little party on Sunday, sharing the celebrations on his Instagram Stories.
Simon was admitted to hospital in early August when he fell from his e-bike while taking a test drive at his home in Malibu.
Happy Birthday! Simon Cowell made a rare social media appearance, two months after breaking his back in three places
The 48-year-old actress, who dated Simon for six years until 2008, took to Instagram to show the X Factor creator blowing out a candle on his birthday cake, accompanied by his girlfriend Lauren Silverman , 43, and her six-year-old son Eric.
Simon, who is still recovering from back surgery, dressed for the occasion in a navy blue blazer, which he teamed with a white t-shirt and his slightly faded jeans.
Eric, the son of Judge BGT, was simply brimming with excitement as he and Terri’s daughter Coco, five, danced up to the dining room table singing Happy Birthday, before presenting a cake.
Thoughtful: The music mogul celebrated his 61st birthday last week and his ex-girlfriend Terri Seymour decided to throw a little party on Sunday
Cute: Judge BGT’s son Eric was just brimming with excitement as he and Terri’s daughter Coco, five, danced towards the dining room table singing Happy Birthday
Unable to lean over the table to blow out the candles, Simon decided to choose them one by one.
Lauren joked about Simon’s vegan diet, saying, ‘The second cake that you’re not allowed to eat, but at least the kids can have it. ”
Terri said in the background: “We didn’t think about it”.
Terri and Simon have remained friends after their separation 12 years ago and often enjoy family trips with their children and partners.
Horrific injury: Simon was rushed to hospital in early August when he fell from his e-bike while taking a test drive at his home in Malibu
Birthday celebrations: The 48-year-old actress, who dated Simon for six years until 2008, took to Instagram to show the X Factor creator blowing out a candle on her birthday cake.
Family reunion: Simon was joined by girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 43, and son Eric, six
Since injuring his back, Simon has had to withdraw from his Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent shows as he has taken some time out of the spotlight to recover.
He was hoping to be well enough to film the BGT Christmas Special, but it was recently revealed that he was forced to step down.
Sources say the star is unable to travel to the UK from her home in Los Angeles to film the special in October, after breaking her back in an electric bicycle accident.
Vegan diet: Lauren joked about Simon’s vegan diet saying, ‘The second cake you are not allowed to eat, but at least kids can have it’
Sweet: Terri and Simon have been friends since their split in 2008 (pictured in 2016)
A source said The sun that Diversity’s Ashley Banjo is set to replace Simon in a non-competitive festive special, which will see BGT’s biggest stars take to the stage to entertain viewers.
They said: ‘Simon was hoping he would be good enough to fly from Los Angeles to the UK for the show special but had to step down.
Moreover, the new lockdown measures – and the fact that he had to fly two weeks before the show to be able to quarantine himself in advance – made the trip even more difficult for him.
“ Simon will of course be through the show and what’s going on there, but it’s a big blow to him as he adores it. ”
A source told MailOnline: ‘Medics advised Simon not to return to the final for the final. He walks a lot, swims and feels great – but is focused on getting the best form for the filming of Britain’s Got Talent 2021 to begin in January.
Feeling good: Simon is said to be on the mend and focus on ‘better shape’ for his big comeback for BGT in 2021 (pictured in July)