Most of the reality shows stopped airing live due to the coronavirus spread. However, on the 5th month of the Hollywood shut down, the reality shows were bound to be on production again.
The Big Brother: All-Star has started its live stream premiere on August 5 and other reality shows. It includes America’s Got Talent, which already started its production in June.
America’s Got Talent will set to start live on Tuesday, but the creator and judge of the show Simon Cowell will not join the judges as he got into an accident at his home. Simon was trying out his electric bike in the courtyard of his Malibu home on Saturday when he accidentally broke his back.
Syco Entertainment confirmed to USA TODAY that the 60-year-old America’s Got Talent judge has seriously been injured on several parts of his back. The previous judge of The X Factor, American Idol, and Britain’s Got Talent underwent an overnight six hours surgery when he was taken to the hospital. A metal rod was placed in his back during the surgery, and he is still under observation, but he’s doing fine as per the statement said.
Simon will not be joining co-judges Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara, who have shared photos on Instagram wishing for his fast recovery. The photo shows Cowell’s fellow judges pointing on the empty chair meant for him.
Sofia Vergara wrote on her post, “We miss our boss!! Come back fast @simoncowell,” while Klum wrote, “Wishing you a speedy recovery @simoncowell.”
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, the entertainment mogul has been quarantined at home with his 6-year-old son, Eric, and girlfriend Lauren Silverman. Despite the pandemic, the creator of America’s Got Talent still find solutions to make the show possible. The show has started its production since June with significant changes and protocols.
“As bad as it is, you always have to find a solution to get back to work,” said Simon via email on USA TODAY. “I have sympathy for so many people in this situation. If our show is an example, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. It’s different, but hopefully, it will still be as popular.”