Simon Cowell’s horrific bike accident nearly paralysed him and his recovery is taking longer than he’d hoped, it’s claimed.
The music mogul, 61, was thrown off an electric bike earlier this year and broke his back in three places.
The accident has reportedly made him realise that he isn’t invincible as he counts his blessings that he is on the road to recovery.
A friend of Simon’s told The Daily Mail : “He definitely no longer feels invincible and this has been a wake up for him about his health and lifestyle.
“He was nearly paralysed and feels lucky to be recovering at all.”
And it’s claimed the life-changing incident has lead him to consider finally popping the question to his girlfriend Lauren Silverman.
The couple have been together since 2013 and share six-year-old son Eric.
The source added: “The fall was of life-changing seriousness.
“Some in his circle think it might even make him think again about making a commitment of marriage to Lauren.
“Never say never.”
Mirror Online has contacted Simon’s reps for comment.
It comes after Simon was seen for the first time since his accident at his 61st birthday party earlier this week.
He appeared on the Instagram Stories of close pal and ex Terri Seymour as they marked his birthday with a cake.
In a video filmed by Terri, who dated Simon between 2002 and 2008, her daughter Coco and Simon’s son Eric, both five, are beside themselves with excitement as they sing Happy Birthday.