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Brothers Gage auditioned in March before judges of ‘America’s Got Talent’, but were not cheering audiences, as the show adjusted to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MALIBU, California – Simon Cowell broke his back Saturday when he put his new electric bike to a home test.

The 60-year-old entertainment mogul broke his back in several places while trying to ride a bike with his family in his home yard in Malibu, Syco Entertainment confirmed to USA TODAY in a statement provided by Ann-Marie Thomson.

He was taken to the hospital, where he had surgery overnight; He’s being observed and doing well, the statement adds.

The star was isolated at home during the COVID-19 pandemic with their girlfriend Lauren Silverman and their six-year-old son Eric.

“We watch movies at night, play together, read books, comics, everything,” he told People in May.

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Cowell, author of “America’s Got Talent”, is a judge on the show. He has also served as a judge for “Britain’s Got Talent”, “The X Factor” and “American Idol.”

“America’s Got Talent” began production again in June, recording an outcast episode of Judge Cuts that aired outdoors on July 28.

Cowell told USA TODAY by email in June: “The bad thing is, you always have to find a solution to get back to work. “I sympathize with a lot of people in this situation, but if our show is an example, there is light at the end of the tunnel. There is another, but hopefully it will still be loved.”

He said that he was satisfied with the resulting episode.

“It’s surreal, like it’s in a movie,” writes Cowell. “When we drove into the lot, people walked around with masks and we went into this room and we said what could we do, we couldn’t do anything and I think this would be Hard day. But there’s a real excitement that we’re getting back together. “

“AGT” will return on August 11 (NBC, Tuesday, 8 p.m. ET / PT) for the season’s first live show. Forty-four performances will perform over the four weeks of the quarterfinals.

Contribution: Associated Press

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