Simon Cowell enjoys birthday cake in rare social media appearance after bike accident

Simon Cowell blows out candles on his birthday cake in rare social media appearance as he recovers from back surgery after horrific bike accident

Simon Cowell has made a rare appearance on social media, two months after 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 small party on Sunday. 

Simon was rushed to hospital at the beginning of August when he fell from his electric bike whilst taking it for a test drive at his house in Malibu. 

Happy Birthday! Simon Cowell has made a rare appearance on social media, two months after he broke his back in three places

The actress, 48, who dated Simon for six years up to 2008, took to Instagram to show the X Factor creator blowing out a candle on his birthday cake, joined by his girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 43, and son Eric, six.  

Simon, who is still recovering from back surgery, dressed up for the occasion in a navy blazer, which he teamed with a white T-shirt and his signature light-wash jeans.

The BGT judge’s son Eric was simply brimming with excitement as he and Terri’s daughter Coco, five, danced their way 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 small party on Sunday

Thoughtful: The music mogul celebrated his 61st birthday last week and his ex-girlfriend Terri Seymour decided to throw a small party on Sunday

Cute: The BGT judge's son Eric was simply brimming with excitement as he and Terri's daughter Coco, five, danced their way to the dining room table singing Happy Birthday

Cute: The BGT judge’s son Eric was simply brimming with excitement as he and Terri’s daughter Coco, five, danced their way to the dining room table singing Happy Birthday

Unable to lean over the table to blow out the candles, Simon decided to pick them out one-by-one. 

Lauren joked about Simon’s vegan diet as she said: ‘The second cake you’re not allowed to eat but at least the kids can have it.’

Terri said in the background: ‘We didn’t think about that’. 

Terri and Simon have remained friends after splitting 12 years ago and often enjoy family trips with their children and partners.  

Horrible injury: Simon was rushed to hospital at the beginning of August when he fell from his electric bike whilst taking it for a test drive at his house in Malibu

Horrible injury: Simon was rushed to hospital at the beginning of August when he fell from his electric bike whilst taking it for a test drive at his house in Malibu

Birthday celebrations: The actress, 48, who dated Simon for six years up to 2008, took to Instagram to show the X Factor creator blowing out a candle on his birthday cake

Birthday celebrations: The actress, 48, who dated Simon for six years up to 2008, took to Instagram to show the X Factor creator blowing out a candle on his birthday cake

Family get together: Simon was joined by his girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 43, and son Eric, six

Family get together: Simon was joined by his girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 43, and son Eric, six

Since injuring his back, Simon has had to pull out of his shows Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent, as he took some time out of the spotlight to recover. 

He had been hoping to be well enough to film the BGT Christmas Special, but it’s recently been revealed that he’d been forced to pull out.  

Sources claim the star is unable to travel to the UK from his home in Los Angeles to film the special in October, after breaking his back in an electric bike accident.

Vegan diet: Lauren joked about Simon's vegan diet as she said: 'The second cake you're not allowed to eat but at least the kids can have it'

Vegan diet: Lauren joked about Simon’s vegan diet as she said: ‘The second cake you’re not allowed to eat but at least the kids can have it’

Sweet: Terri and Simon have remained friends since their split in 2008 (pictured in 2016)

Sweet: Terri and Simon have remained friends since their split in 2008 (pictured in 2016) 

A source told The Sun that Diversity’s Ashley Banjo is expected to fill in for Simon during non-competitive festive special, which will see BGT’s biggest stars take to the stage to entertain viewers. 

They said: ‘Simon hoped he’d be well enough to fly from Los Angeles to the UK for the special show but he’s had to pull out.

‘Plus the new lockdown measures — and him having to fly two weeks before the show so he could quarantine in advance — made it even more difficult for him to make the journey.

 ‘Simon will of course be across the show and what happens on it but this is a massive blow for him as he adores.’

A source told MailOnline: ‘Simon was advised not to fly back to the final by doctors. He is walking a lot and swimming and feeling great – but focusing on being on top form for the start of filming for Britain’s Got Talent 2021 in January.’ 

Feeling great: Simon is said to be on the mend and focusing on being in 'top form' for his big return for BGT in 2021 (pictured in July)

Feeling great: Simon is said to be on the mend and focusing on being in ‘top form’ for his big return for BGT in 2021 (pictured in July)

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