Simon Cowell Returns Home From Hospital After Fall Down The Stairs

Simon Cowell at AGT in 2017
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Simon Cowell was hospitalized Friday morning after taking a fall down the stairs, ET can confirm. 

The X-Factor and America’s Got Talent judge was taken out of his London home in a stretcher and transported by ambulance, a source close to Cowell tells ET.  

“It’s been a scary morning,” the source says. “It was very early and Simon was going down his stairs to get some hot milk because he was not feeling well and was dizzy.” 

“As he was going back up the stairs he fainted and fell backwards,” the source explains. “An ambulance was called and he was stretchered out of the house in a neck brace.” 

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Cowell, 58, underwent tests in the hospital throughout the morning but has since returned home. 


The music mogul was all smiles as he gave a thumbs up to photographers upon his return. 

A source close to Cowell tells ET the producer will miss the first X Factor UK live show on Saturday, but is expected to return on Sunday. The source also noted that depending on how Cowell feels, he could decide to appear on Saturday’s broadcast.

Cowell’s girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, was in New York at the time of the fall but is on a flight now heading back to London. 

The couple’s 3-year-old son, Eric, and the house staff are believed to have been at home during the incident, the source says. 

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The Sun was the first to report the news. 

Reporting by Joseph Siyam