SIMON Cowell “will be back on his feet in three weeks” and WILL make the Britain’s Got Talent final in London in October.
The TV boss, 60, is in hospital recovering after breaking three vertebrae by falling off a new electric bicycle.
Simon was required to have six hours of surgery and a mental rod put in his back – but doctors say it was a miracle he didn’t suffer any life-changing injuries.
This means he might be able to return to his flagship shows America’s and Britain’s Got Talent, if his recovery goes well.
A source told the Daily Mail: “He is actually healthier than he ever has been, which is why he was trying out the electric bike in the first place.
“He is, at least, in great shape to recover from it.
“We will need three or four weeks of rest and recuperation and we are hoping that he will be fine for the America’s Got Talent finale in September and the Britain’s Got Talent live final in October.”
A source told The Sun he missed his spinal cord by 1cm, saying: “
“It was a really, really bad fall — but he’s very lucky to have escaped with the injuries he has.
“Had he damaged the spinal cord he could have been looking at life in a wheelchair, but thanks to the doctors he is hopeful of making a full recovery.”
His son Eric, six, and his partner Lauren Silverman’s teenage lad Adam watched in horror as Simon, 60, fell backwards and smashed down onto a concrete floor at his Los Angeles home.
A source said: “He was testing out his new bike with Eric and Adam and the power of it surprised him a bit.
“He fell back directly onto his back and immediately knew he was in trouble. He was in a bad way.”
The show boss’ chair was left empty as filming got underway for America’s Got Talent at the Universal Studios stage in Los Angeles.
Now mourning his absence from set, Heidi, 47, and Sofia, 48, both took to Instagram yesterday to wish Simon a “speedy recovery” by sharing the same photo.
In the shot, both women were joined by fellow judge Howie Mandel, 64, as they pointed to Simon’s empty seat while wearing protective face masks.
Supermodel Heidi captioned the pic: “Wishing you a speedy recovery @simoncowell ❤️”
Modern Family star Sofia wrote alongside her photo: “We miss our boss!! Come back fast @simoncowell!!” along with ambulance emojis.