Simon Cowell’s brother pokes fun at electric bike accident

BANG! NEWS – Simon Cowell’s brother Tony, who is 10 years older than the music mogul, has poked fun at his electric bike plight, which saw him break his back when he fell off the mode of transport.

Tony wrote on Twitter, “A bike. A normal bike. Much safer than electric bike. #Greece (sic)”

One of his follower’s commented, “Sibling banter means getting away with stuff no-one else EVER could (sic)”

Tony’s quip comes after Simon’s America’s Got Talent co-star Howie Mandel also poked fun at his plight by gifting him a tricycle following his e-bike disaster.

Simon recently wrote on Twitter, “This just arrived at my house! Thank you @howiemandel (sic)” Howie replied, “Safe biking my friend.”

Simon is said to have come close to paralysing himself when he fell off his new GBP15,000 electric Swind EB01 bicycle whilst testing it out.

Over the weekend, Simon’s fellow Britain’s Got Talent panellist Amanda Holden admitted he sounded “really well” when a show producer spoke to him.

She said, “I sent him some Lego, cashmere socks and books.

“Lauren is keeping his spirits up and cooking turkey shepherd’s pies. A producer spoke to him and says he sounds amazing, really well.”

Simon’s partner Lauren Silverman, 43 – who he shares six-year-old son Eric with – is thought to have encouraged the star to get rid of his electric bike following the accident.