Simon Cowell suffers fall before first X Factor live show
- Bang Showbiz
- 27 October 2017
Music mogul Simon Cowell has injured himself prior to the first 'X Factor' live show of the current series
Simon Cowell's participation in the first live 'X Factor' show is in doubt after he suffered a fall at his London home.
The 58-year-old music mogul was spotted being stretchered out of his mansion in a neck brace after he took a fall at around 6.45am today (27.10.17) while going to get a cup of hot milk to help him sleep.
Although Simon's injuries are not believed to be serious, it remains unclear as to whether he will be able to perform his usual role on 'The X Factor' on Saturday (28.10.17).
A source told The Sun newspaper: "It's been a scary morning. It was very early and Simon was going down his stairs to get some hot milk because he couldn't sleep.
"He fainted and is thought to have fallen down the stairs. An ambulance was called and he was stretchered out of the house in a neck brace surrounded by worried aides."
Currently, Simon - who has a three-year-old son called Eric with his partner Lauren Silverman - is in hospital undergoing a series of tests.
It is not yet known whether Lauren or Eric were at home when Simon suffered the accident.
However, it appears that 'X Factor' broadcaster ITV were only made aware of the incident early this afternoon.
Already this year, Simon - who sits on the programme's judging panel alongside Louis Walsh, Nicole Scherzinger and Sharon Osbourne - has been forced to withdraw from a number of planned appearances due to poor health.
He was, for instance, forced to pull out of 'X Factor's London auditions in July due to a mystery illness.
And during the previous month, the millionaire TV star missed his own charity ball after he was struck down by flu.