Simon Cowell surrounded his hospital bed in healing crystals in an effort to speed his recovery after breaking his back in an electric bicycle accident, according to reports.
The media mogul, 60, underwent six hours of surgery to insert a metal rod into his spine last week after falling from his new Swind EB-01 bike at his home in Malibu.
And he’s believed to have abandoned his vegetarian diet as well in hopes of returning to work as soon as possible.
Take action: Simon Cowell surrounded his hospital bed in healing crystals in a bid to speed his recovery after breaking his back in an electric bike accident, reports show
A source told The Sun, “Two of his friends had researched and delivered powerful healing energy crystals that he had with him. “
Girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 43, is believed to have placed the gifts by her bedside and brought her healthy food during her hospital stay.
It comes after Simon gave up his vegetarian diet after the accident.
The X Factor boss is believed to be now eating a combination of white meat and chocolate while recovering.
A source told the Mirror: ‘Lauren went to the hospital to drop off a few things once a day. She made his favorite Italian bean soup and also the turkey pie, which he adores.
Fresh start: Girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 43, is believed to have placed the gifts by her bedside and brought her healthy food during her hospital stay (pictured together last year)
“Her diet is incredibly healthy, but there is nothing better than comfort foods and traditional English treats when you are on the mend. “
Simon is expected to be discharged from the hospital later this week, the source adding: “Simon has started walking and moving faster than the doctor predicted, although his friends remind him that it is important to heal before. to rush back to work. “
MailOnline has reached out to representatives for Simon for comment.
It was revealed Monday that the media personality had six hours of surgery to insert a metal rod into his spine on Saturday after falling from his new Swind EB-01 electric bike – which can reach speeds of up to 60 mph .
Painful: Simon broke his back on Saturday when his new $ 21,500 electric bike ‘flew through the air’ after trying to change gears while riding him in the backyard of his home in Malibu (pictured in 2019)
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, sources close to the family said: ‘He is in a good mood and knows he had a chance to escape and it could have been worse. “
And Simon is already back on his feet walking around and even taking professional calls when he should have faced “weeks” of physiotherapy.
Family sources added to MailOnline: “He’s doing great considering everything.
“He’s already walking around, obviously he has to be careful, which is expected given the surgery only a day ago.
“Simon even worked yesterday and today too he’s been receiving emails on his iPad since early in the morning. He is in a good mood and knows he was lucky and that it could have been worse, ”they added.
Simon’s ex-Terri Seymour also revealed that he has already taken a few steps and is trying to get back to his busy work schedule.
New: Simon was testing his new bike when he accidentally fell and broke his back (image of the Swind EB-01)
Speaking to ExtraTV, Terri revealed that Simon was in a good mood and said she spoke with longtime partner Lauren Silverman on Monday.
Terri said, “He’s on his iPad, he’s making phone calls, he’s working. In fact, he just took a few steps. Lauren just told me he’s already running it.
However, Terri, who dated the mogul from 2002 to 2008 and remained on good terms with her ex, said it will be time before Simon returns to his usual state, adding that he “is going to need to a lot of physiotherapy ”.
She said: ‘[T[T[T[Tthe impact of the fall]was an inch from his spinal cord, that’s right. It’s bad and he’s in agony. It could have been much worse.
A source also told The Sun that Simon could take “weeks” to recover from the crash and he may need to wear a back brace.
Horsepower: The Swind EB-01 is said to have an official top speed of 60mph but capable of going up to 80mph with “a little tinkering” (stock image of the electric bike)
From hospital bed: Simon broke silence after breaking his back, posting an update to his Twitter and Instagram feeds
They said, “He has a long and difficult road to go. It’s going to take him weeks, and maybe months, to get back to where he was. And if he ignores the doctor’s orders, that will be very bad news for him in the long run.
Simon broke his back when his new $ 21,500 Swind EB-01 electric bike flew through the air and accidentally did an wheelie after being tired of shifting gears.
The conductor is believed to have been “taken aback by the power” of the bike and immediately knew he was “in trouble” with his son Eric, 6, and his stepson Adam, 14, who were looking at him.
Sunday night Simon tweeted: “Some great advice… If you are buying an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time. “
He continued, “I broke part of my back. Thank you all for your kind messages.
He 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. Stay safe everyone Simon.