Simon Cowell is said to have gained weight and taken a break from his vegan diet to help recover from surgery on his broken back.
According to his close friend Sinitta, the music mogul, 61, who lost 60 pounds after changing his lifestyle last year, has resumed eating calcium and increased his protein intake in an attempt to ” rebuild its strength ”.
The TV star was forced to take a break from work commitments following his terrifying electric bike accident in August.
On the mend: Simon Cowell reportedly gained weight and took a break from his vegan diet to help recover from surgery on his broken back (L this week, R in April)
Singer Sinitta told The Sun, “I spoke to him last week and he sounded so much better.
“He wasn’t dizzy, sedated, or weak. He was really bright, happy and clear. He has gained some weight and looks healthier …
“He said he had to start eating protein, calcium and breaking off his vegan diet to regain his strength.
“It’s the wisest thing. He was bloated and stressed, then he was too thin and exhausted. Now he’s fit and relaxed. He has found his sweet spot. He looks relieved and elated. The sea air is so calming and regenerating.
Goals: According to his close friend Sinitta (pictured together in 2019), the music mogul, 61, has resumed eating calcium and increased his protein intake in a bid to ‘rebuild his strength’
Recovery: The X Factor star was forced to take a break from work commitments after his terrifying electric bike accident in August (pictured in March)
MailOnline has reached out to representatives for Simon for further comment.
The media personality has spoken of her decision to go on a vegan diet in the past, telling Ellen DeGeneres last year: “I went to see this doctor in London.
“We did some tests. And then a month later he said, “You have the worst diet I have ever come across from any patient. “
Health Update: “He was really bright, happy and clear. He has gained some weight and looks healthier, ”singer Sinitta said (pictured with her son Eric, six, earlier this month)
“It’s like the Eric Diet because in fact other than ice cream he likes water. I mean, who loves water? And its raw vegetables. So I’m like the Eric Cowell diet.
The businessman added to Extra, “I went to see this very famous guy.
‘And he said to me, after doing some blood tests,’ You can’t have red meat, dairy, sugar, bread or gluten. “
Accident: The businessman was rushed to hospital in early August when he fell from his e-bike while taking a test drive (pictured on a family outing in 2017)
“I think:” What about alcohol? And he said, ‘Maybe not as much as before. And I did and I stuck to it and it’s easy.
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.
Despite his happy and healthy appearance, the TV star could be “disabled” for up to six months due to his injury.
A source told MailOnline: “Doctors 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.
Preparation: The media personality is working hard to get back on track before BGT 2021 (show photo in 2009)