Simon Cowell & # 39; is gaining weight and taking a break from vegan diet to recover from back surgery after an electric bike accident & # 39;
Simon Cowell has reportedly gained weight and taken a break from his vegan diet to recover from surgery on his broken back.
According to his close friend Sinitta, the 61-year-old music mogul, who lost 60 pounds after changing his lifestyle last year, returned to eating calcium and increased protein intake to "rebuild his strength."
The TV star was forced to take a break from work duties after his horrific electric bike accident in August.
On the mend: Simon Cowell has reportedly put on weight and taken a break from his vegan diet to recover from surgery on his broken back (L this week, R in April).
Singer Sinitta told The Sun, “I spoke to him last week and he sounded so much better.
"He wasn't lightheaded, calm, or weak. He was really bright, happy, and clear. He's gained a little weight and looks healthier …
He said he needed to start eating protein and calcium and break his vegan diet to rebuild his strength.
"That's the smartest thing. He was bloated and stressed, then he was too thin and exhausted. w he's fit and relaxed. He has found his sweet spot. He sounds relieved and excited. The sea air is so healing and rejuvenating." 39;
Goals: According to his close friend Sinitta (pictured together in 2019), the 61-year-old music mogul has eaten calcium again and increased his protein intake to "rebuild his strength".
Recovery: The X-Factor star had to take a break from his work commitments after his terrible accident with the electric bike in August (pictured in March).
MailOnline has asked Simon's representatives for further comments.
The media personality spoke about his decision to go vegan in the past and Ellen DeGeneres said last year, “I went to see this doctor in London.
& # 39; We did some tests. And then, a month later, he said, "You are on the worst diet I have ever had on a patient."
Health Update: 'He was really bright, happy and clear. He's gained some weight and looks healthier, ”shared singer Sinitta (pictured with his six-year-old son Eric earlier this month).
“It's like the Eric Diet because he likes water as well as ice. I mean who likes water? And its raw vegetables. So I'm on the Eric Cowell Diet. & # 39;
The businessman added, “I visited this very famous man.
"And he said to me after doing some blood tests," You can't have red meat, dairy, sugar, bread, or gluten. "
Accident: The businessman was hospitalized in early August when he fell off his electric bike during a test ride (pictured on a family outing in 2017).
& # 39; I think, "What about alcohol?" And he said, "Maybe not quite as much as before." And I've done and stuck with it and it's easy. & # 39;
Simon was hospitalized in early August when he fell off his electric bike and took a test ride at his Malibu home.
Despite his cheerful and healthy appearance, the TV star could be out of action for up to six months due to his injury.
A source told MailOnline: “Simon was advised by doctors not to return to the final. He runs a lot and swims and feels great – but his focus is on being in tip-top shape when filming for Britain's Got Talent starts in January 2021. & # 39;
Prep: The media personality is working hard to get back on track before BGT 2021 (pictured on the 2009 show).