Simon Cowell Gets Rid of Vegetarian Diet in Order to Speed up Recovery

Simon Cowell Gets Rid of Vegetarian Diet in Order to Speed up Recovery

Simon Cowell has surrounded his hospital bed with healing crystals in a bid to speed up his recovery after breaking his back in freak electric bike 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 Malibu home.

And it is thought that he has now also ditched his vegetarian diet in the hope of returning back to work as soon as possible.

A source told The Sun: ‘Two of his friends had searched out and delivered some powerful healing energy crystals which he has with him.’

It is thought that girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 43, has been placing the gifts by his bedside as well as bringing him healthy food during his stint in hospital.

It comes after Simon ditched his vegetarian diet following the accident.

The X Factor boss is thought to now be eating a combination of white meat and chocolate during his recovery.

A source told the Mirror: ‘Lauren has been to the hospital to drop a few things off once each day. She has been making his favourite Italian bean soup and also Cottage Pie with turkey, which he loves.

‘His diet is incredibly healthy but there’s nothing better than traditional English comfort foods and treats when you’re on the mend.’

Simon is expected to be discharged from hospital later this week with the source adding: ‘Simon has been up walking and moving around again faster than doctor’s had predicted, although his friends are reminding him it’s important to heal before rushing back to work.’

MailOnline has contacted Simon’s representatives for comment.

It was revealed on Monday that the media personality underwent 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 60mph.

Speaking exclusively with MailOnline, sources close to the family said: ‘He’s in good spirits and knows he had a lucky escape and that this could have been worse.’

And Simon is already back on his feet walking around and even taking work calls despite reportedly facing ‘weeks’ of physiotherapy.

The family sources added to MailOnline: ‘He’s doing really well considering everything.

‘He’s been walking around already, obviously he has to be careful, which is expected considering surgery was only one day ago.

‘Simon has even been working yesterday and also today he’s been on emails on his iPad since early morning. He’s in good spirits and knows he had a lucky escape and that this could have been worse,’ they added.

Simon’s ex Terri Seymour has also revealed that he has already taken a few steps and been trying to get back to his busy work schedule.

Speaking with ExtraTV, Terri revealed that Simon is in good spirits and said she had spoken with his long-term partner Lauren Silverman on Monday.

Terri said: ‘He’s on his iPad, making phone calls, working. He actually just took a few steps. Lauren just told me he’s already bossing her around.’

However Terri, who dated the mogul from 2002 until 2008 and has remained on good terms with her ex, said it will be some time before Simon is back to his usual self, adding that he’s ‘going to need a lot of physical therapy’.

She said: ‘[The impact of the fall] was one centimeter away from his spinal cord, that is true. It’s bad and he is in agony. It could have been so much so much worse.’

A source also told The Sun it could take Simon ‘weeks’ to recover from the accident and that he could have to wear a back brace.

They said: ‘He has a long and difficult road ahead. It’s going to take him weeks, and maybe months, to get back to where he was. And if ignores the doctor’s orders then it will be very bad news for him long term.’

Simon broke his back when his powerful new $21,500 Swind EB-01 electric bike ‘flew up in the air and did an accidental wheelie’ after he tired to change gears.

The music boss is thought to have been ‘surprised by the power’ of the bike and knew immediately that he ‘was in trouble’ with son Eric, 6, and stepson Adam, 14, watching on.

On Sunday night, Simon tweeted: ‘Some good advice… If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time.’

He went on: ‘I have broken part of my back. Thank you to everyone for your kind messages.’

He then added in a second tweet: ‘And a massive thank you to all the nurses and doctors. Some of the nicest people I have ever met. Stay safe everyone Simon.’

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