On Sunday, Sofia Vergara and Heidi Klum shared the same photo on their respective Instagram accounts. One particular person was evidently missing in the image.
“America’s Got Talent (AGT)” judges Vergara, 48, and Klum, 47, uploaded the same photo showing how Simon Cowell, 60, was missing from filming. An empty seat was seen in their Universal Studios stage images showing where Cowell would usually sit.
Both judges even pointed at the empty space. Vergara captioned her post writing: “We miss our boss!! Come back fast @simoncowell!!”
Simon Cowell at the "America's Got Talent" season 13 live show on August 14, 2018, in Hollywood, California | Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
WISHING COWELL WELL
Klum wished Cowell a “speedy recovery” in the caption of her post. Fellow judge, Howie Mandel also appeared in the shots gesturing towards the empty space.
The filming occurred a day after Cowell broke his back and had to undergo surgery. The long-term host fell off an electric bicycle on Saturday in the courtyard of his Malibu house.
On the day of filming AGT, Cowell opened up about the incident on social media. He wrote: "Some good advice... If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time.”
He confessed how he’d broken part of his back and thanked those who’d sent “kind messages” and his doctors. The co-judge ended his post urging people to stay safe.
HOW HE GOT HURT
When the star fell, he landed on his back and broke it “in a number of places.” The incident happened at his Los Angeles home where he was with his girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, their son Eric, 6, and her son Adam, 14.
Cowell was “outside in the courtyard in Malibu with Eric and Adam trying this new bike,” when he fell. The executive producer had back surgery overnight shortly after his incident.
GOING FOR SURGERY
A source also revealed how he was “doing okay this morning.” The insider also shared how the surgery lasted for five to six hours.
BACK FOR FILMING
Cowell allegedly had several fusions and a “metal rod put into his back.” He is, however, set to take part in the filming of the live show episodes on August 11 and 12.
AGT CARRIES ON
The co-judge revealed in May 2020 that season 15 of AGT would continue despite the novel coronavirus outbreak we’re facing. The plan was to work around the safety guidelines to keep everyone safe.
“America's Got Talent” airs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.