Simon Cowell rushed to the hospital


Simon Cowell has returned home after he was rushed to a hospital on Friday morning. Sources say he fell down the stairs in his London home.

The 58-year-old America’s Got Talent and X Factor U.K. judge–and former American Idol judge–was seen being loaded into an ambulance on a stretcher between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. local time; he was wearing a neck brace, his rep confirmed to People.

“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,” a source told The Sun. “He fainted and is thought to have fallen down the stairs.”

Cowell was rushed to a nearby hospital by paramedics. The accident took place just before The X Factor’s first live show of the season is set to air on Saturday. A source told People that Cowell is undergoing testing but is concerned about his ability to attend the X Factor show on ITV and may have to pull out.

Cowell’s partner Lauren Silverman (mom to his 3-year-old son, Eric) is en route to London from New York City. She was seen looking concerned as she boarded her flight, according to the People report.

Cowell gave the thumbs up as he was pictured returning home Friday afternoon, according to The Sun, which noted that “he was lucky to avoid another trip after climbing up the steps to his home with his laces undone.”

It is unclear whether ITV will draft in an emergency replacement to join Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger on the show’s panel.

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