Simon Cowell looked in good spirits as he enjoyed a jet ski ride during his family holiday in Barbados on Boxing Day,
The music mogul, 61, who is in recovery after breaking his back in an electric bike accident in August, displayed his svelte frame in green swimming trunks and a navy life jacket as he zipped around.
The BGT judge, who is holidaying with son Eric, six, and partner Lauren Silverman, 43, completed his look with a pair of mirrored shades.
Recovery: Simon Cowell looked in good spirits as he enjoyed a jet ski ride during his family holiday in Barbados on Boxing Day – four months after breaking his back
Simon was also seen having further leisure time as he sunbathed aboard a yacht with friends.
The star did some stretches in the sunshine as he checked his phone.
Simon, who is said to be walking five miles a day to aid his recovery, was seen lifting some weights as he reclined on the bow of the yacht during the day.
The X Factor creator has shed a whopping 4st after adopting a strict vegan diet and overhauling his exercise.
Work out: The star was seen doing some stretches aboard a yacht during the day
Sunkissed: The music mogul, 61, displayed his svelte frame in green swimming trunks and a navy life jacket as he zipped around
Fun in the sun: The BGT judge, who is holidaying with son Eric, six, and partner Lauren Silverman, 43, completed his look with a pair of mirrored shades
Kicking back: Simon was also seen lifting some weight during the day
The holiday no doubt comes as a welcome break for Simon, who was taken to hospital in August to undergo six hours of surgery after breaking his back.
He had to cancel all his planned TV work for the rest of the year, including Britain’s Got Talent.
Simon continues his recovery during the festive getaway. Sinitta, 52, who once dated the Britain’s Got Talent judge, has disclosed that he is now walking a gruelling five miles a day amid his continued recovery.
She told The Sun: ‘Simon has worked hard at his recovery and told me he’s walking 10,000 steps a day that’s around five miles – way more than he was before the accident. He’s got one of those watches that measures every step.’
Off he goes: The star looked svelte as he slipped on a life jacket for the ride
Work it out: Simon looked deep in concentration as he lifted some weights
It comes after sources claimed last week that Simon was considering legal action against the manufacturers of his electric bike after breaking his back.
The TV mogul and his team are said to be ‘weighing up’ legal options and have been ‘pressing’ the manufacturers, Swindon Powertrain.
One lawyer claimed that a successful lawsuit could see Simon get up to £10million for medical bills and loss of earnings, The Sun reported.
It comes as a whistleblower from the manufacturers reportedly claimed the £20,000 electric bike an ‘accident waiting to happen’ due to Simon’s lack of training.
He told the publication: ‘It should never have been sold to Simon without him being taught how to use it.’
Focus: Simon took a moment to take in his scenic surroundings aboard the jet ski
Stretch: Simon was seen doing some arm stretches as he whiled away the afternoon
Weights session: Simon showed off his toned frame as he worked out on the boat
The former employee claimed the Swind EB-01 bike, which can reach up to 60mph and is banned on public roads in the UK, should not be used without specialist training.
The source continued: ‘I said to my boss, “Are you showing Simon how to use this?” He said he was just dropping it off and I said, “Are you serious?”‘
The X Factor boss’ team are studying the claims made by the former employee and are ‘pressing the manufacturers’ about the safety of the bike.
A spokesperson for Simon told MailOnline: ‘Simon is understandably extremely concerned for other peoples’ safety in relation to this bike.
‘We have been pressing the manufacturers about this and will continue to press them, including in relation to the claims of the former member of staff.’
Go for it: Simon lifted his arms into the air as he cooled down after his workout
Refreshed: Simon looked focused as he zipped through the water on his break
A spokesperson for Manufacturers Swindon Powertrain told MailOnline: ‘With any device, it is important to read the user manual before attempting to operate, acknowledged by Mr Cowell himself.
‘The EB-01 user manual includes a detailed process of how to familiarise oneself with the performance features and procedures to follow.’
They added that they are ‘in contact with Mr Cowell’s aides to progress this’, noting, ‘the company has acted in good faith at all times.’
Go for it: Simon broke his back in August after falling from his electric bike, leaving him forced to undergo a six-hour surgery to try and fix the injuries
Simon broke his back in August after falling from his electric bike, leaving him forced to undergo a six-hour surgery to try and fix the injuries.
The accident occurred when the powerful machine ‘flew up in the air and did an accidental wheelie’ after he tried to change gears.
The music boss is thought to have been ‘surprised by the power’ of the bike and knew immediately that he ‘was in trouble’.
Following the accident, Simon tweeted: ‘Some good advice… If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time.’
He went on: ‘I have broken part of my back. Thank you to everyone for your kind messages.’
He then added in a second tweet: ‘And a massive thank you to all the nurses and doctors. Some of the nicest people I have ever met. Stay safe everyone Simon.’
His recent injuries and ongoing recovery saw him sit out of the resumed 2020 series of Britain’s Got Talent after it returned following England’s first lockdown.
But only recently Simon’s BGT colleague Amanda Holden confirmed he’d be back to work filming the new series in January, telling the Loose Women panel: ‘He is, Mr Cowell is coming back. I spoke to him on the phone a few weeks ago and he feels on top of the world and apparently he looks fantastic as well.
‘So he’ll be back for the new season which we’re filming in January. I can’t wait for it.’
Difficult year: The accident occurred when the powerful machine ‘flew up in the air and did an accidental wheelie’ after he tried to change gears