Entertainment mogul Simon Cowell (“America’s Got Talent,” “The X Factor”) was hospitalized Friday for a period of time following what’s been described as “a bad fall” in his London home.
According to The Sun, Cowell, 58, was taken from his house on a stretcher and wearing a neck brace on Friday morning.
TMZ.com is reporting Cowell returned to his home a few hours later, and “gave the thumbs-up on his way into the house. The website earlier reported Cowell had to get a CAT scan after fainting while walking up a steep staircase.”
Variety.com reports that “Simon experienced health problems this summer as well when he was forced to pull out of ‘X Factor’s’ London auditions. The site reports that Cowell “woke up in the middle of the night feeling dizzy and unwell. He went down the stairs to get a cup of hot milk, and fainted and fell backward as he was walking back up the stairs.”
Simon was scheduled to return to work on England’s “The X Factor” on Saturday, where the live judging episodes are slated to begin. According to The Mirror, Simon revealed this about his return to the hit series: “I will be back but I don’t know about tomorrow.”
Cowell is also the music guru behind the superstar pop group One Direction, which signed to Cowell’s label after competing on “The X Factor” in 2010.