Simon Cowell will be America’s Got Talent MIA when the series resumes live episodes on Tuesday after breaking his back on Saturday.
And on Monday afternoon, Kelly Clarkson announced on her social media that she would be replacing the 60-year-old entertainment mogul.
“No worries America, someone much wiser, colder and warmer takes his place! Clarkson, 38, shared what she called an “urgent memo” on her Instagram.
“The incredibly incredible Kelly Clarkson… You are welcome in advance!
This is me: Kelly Clarkson announced on Monday afternoon that she would replace Simon Cowell as judge on America’s Got Talent live broadcasts on Tuesday and Wednesday after her back injury
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Clarkson, of course, has competitive talent background having served as a coach and judge on NBC's The Voice.
She also hosts a daytime chat show on the network.
The American Idol alumna said "my friend 'Cowell' is doing better now."
Perfect fit: The former American Idol has experience competing for talent after coaching and judging on NBC's The Voice. She also hosts a daytime chat show on the network
Meanwhile, Cowell made his first public comments Sunday night after undergoing six-hour surgery to have a metal rod inserted into his spine.
He broke his back after falling off his new electric bike in the yard of his Malibu home on Saturday.
“Some great tips… If you're buying an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time,” Cowell tweeted.
He continued, “I broke part of my back. Thank you all for your kind messages.
Hen then added in a second tweet: And a huge thank you to all the nurses and doctors. Some of the nicest people I have ever met.
He concluded, “Stay safe everyone Simon.
From his hospital bed: Simon Cowell made his first public comments since breaking his back in an accident at his Malibu home, posting an update to his Twitter and Instagram feeds
AGT judge Sofia Vergara posted a photo to Instagram on Sunday showing her and fellow judges Howie Mandel and Heidi Klum on the set of the reality show during a rehearsal.
The trio are pictured pointing to Cowell’s empty chair while sending him their best wishes.
Meanwhile, Deadline.com reported on Sunday that Cowell will miss the first two live shows of the new America’s Got Talent season, which is scheduled to air on NBC next Tuesday and Wednesday.
Missing Simon ': Sofia Vergara posted a photo to Instagram on Sunday showing her and fellow judges Howie Mandel and Heidi Klum on the set of America's Got Talent during a rehearsal
Free Time: Deadline.com reported on Sunday that Cowell would miss the first two live shows of the new America's Got Talent season, which is scheduled to air on NBC next Tuesday and Wednesday.
It had previously been reported that Cowell was almost paralyzed in the fall, in the presence of his son Eric, six, and his stepson Adam, 14.
It is believed that his girlfriend and mother of his son Eric, Lauren Silverman, may have visited him in the hospital.
A family friend told MailOnline that Cowell was in a state of shock and massive pain ”after the accident.
Lauren went with him to the hospital and was allowed to enter briefly to see him. He’s doing well under the circumstances, ”the insider said.
A source told the Mirror: Simon fell flat on his back and medics say the impact missed his spinal cord by about an inch and it could have been much, much worse. ''
Accident: Cowell underwent surgery to insert a metal rod into his spine on Saturday night after falling from his new electric bike. Photographed in April with his girlfriend Lauren Silverman
Family: He was outside in the courtyard of his Malibu home with his son Eric, six, and stepson Adam, 14, when the fall occurred (pictured together in Barbados in December)
Discussing the TV star's recovery, another source told The Sun Simon had suffered three fractures in the back ”and that it could take plusieurs semaines '' avant de savoir si Simon aura des effets durables de la chute.
Ils ont dit: It will take several weeks for the bruising and swelling to go away, and then we will know how severe the lasting effects could be.
Il a de la chance d'être dans l'état où il se trouve avec une tige de métal dans le dos et de multiples pauses ... Il aurait pu envisager une vie en fauteuil roulant. ''
Une source a déclaré au Sun Simon tentait de faire un wheelie lorsqu'il a été surprised by the power ”of the new bike and knew immediately that it had problems. ''
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