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Simon Cowell Opens Up About His 'Annoying' Arm Injury

The America's Got Talent Judge says he's back on his bike! 

Earlier this year, America's Got Talent Judge Simon Cowell broke his arm in an electric bike accident. He had to wear a cast for the injuries, but now that's been downgraded to just a hand brace. The timing for this couldn't be better, as filming for AGT Season 17 is currently underway. 

But how is Cowell feeling now that he's several months removed from the incident? "I"m fine," he told Access Hollywood in April. (Watch the interview for yourself in the video, above.) "It was a stupid accident. It was just annoying mainly because I couldn't ride my bike." 

Thankfully, Cowell's now back on his bike, which he's thrilled about. "For six weeks, I [was] walking, and walking is the most boring thing on the planet. It's dreadful," he said. "I can't bear it...cycling, you can go anywhere. I feel better because of that. I've been exercising again and feel good again."

On his injury, Cowell added, "I broke [my arm] pretty bad; however, it's healed. I didn't have to have an operation. I was lucky, 'cause I nearly snapped the ligament. If you snap ligaments, then that's bad." 

Crisis averted! America's Got Talent Season 17 premieres Tuesday, May 31 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. But if you're craving a talent competition show now, tune in to American Song Contest Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. The Eurovision-esque show sees 56 Artists representing either a U.S. state, territory, or Washington, D.C. compete in the battle for Best Original Song. You'll love it! 


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