Simon Cowell still rides electric bike without helmet after accidents

Simon Cowell admits he’s “officially nuts” for still riding his electric bike without a helmet after multiple accidents.

When asked at the Broadway opening of “& Juliet” on Thursday whether he protects his head, the “American Idol” alum told Page Six, “Not yet, but I will.”

Cowell’s fiancée, Lauren Silverman piped in, confessing that she “wishe[s] he would wear a helmet.”

The “X Factor” creator went on to explain why he continues to ride the device that left him nearly paralyzed in August 2020.

“I need to get healthy, and I don’t like walking,” Cowell said, noting that he won’t use a regular bicycle because it’s more difficult to tackle steep hills.

“I’m out on it literally every single day,” he continued. “I get exercise.”

Cowell’s statements come two years after he broke his back in three places riding his $20,000 bike outside his Malibu mansion.

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Cowell’s fiancée, Lauren Silverman, told Page Six that she “wishe[s] he would” wear a helmet.
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Following the accident, the record executive underwent a six-hour surgery to repair his spine, with doctors inserting a metal rod into his back.

Cowell experienced another bike mishap earlier this year, which resulted in a broken arm.

“I’m a bit of a nutter,” he told the Daily Mail in February. “I’ll definitely wear a helmet next time.”

In addition to regular exercise, Cowell is also keeping up his physical appearance by getting Botox.

The Syco founder previously stated that he was done with the procedure because it made him look unrecognizable and “like something out of a horror film.”

“I reduced it, let’s put it that way,” he shared with Page Six on Thursday. “Everything in moderation.”

Other celebs attending the musical, which uses the music of Max Martin, included Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, Lea DeLaria, “Schitt’s Creek” star Annie Murphy and dancer Julianne Hough.