Simon Cowell proves he’s on the road to recovery as he rides a jet ski in Barbados

Simon Cowell proved he was well on the road to recovery after breaking his back in a freak bike accident, as he joined girlfriend Lauren Silverman and their son Eric on the beach in Barbados this week.

The music mogul, 61, was in good spirits as he sped through the ocean with Lauren, 43, who highlighted her svelte physique in a sexy black swimsuit before he took to the seas again with Eric in tow.

In August, Simon was rushed to hospital to undergo six hours of surgery after breaking his back in an electric bike accident, forcing him to cancel all his planned TV work for the rest of the year.

He's looking well! Simon Cowell, 61, proved he was well on the road to recovery after breaking his back in a freak bike accident, as he joined girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 43, and their son Eric on the beach in Barbados on Tuesday

He's looking well! Simon Cowell, 61, proved he was well on the road to recovery after breaking his back in a freak bike accident, as he joined girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 43, and their son Eric on the beach in Barbados on Tuesday

Mending: He's been continuing to recover from surgery on his broken back yet seemed in great spirits as he zipped around on a jet ski

Mending: He's been continuing to recover from surgery on his broken back yet seemed in great spirits as he zipped around on a jet ski

He’s looking well! Simon Cowell, 61, proved he was well on the road to recovery after breaking his back in a freak bike accident, as he joined girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 43, and their son Eric on the beach during their Barbados holiday

Simon and Lauren were pictured enjoying a hand-in-hand stroll along the beach as the sun set over the island as they settled into their relaxing holiday. 

Lauren highlighted her incredible physique in a black strapless swimsuit with a white belted trim, while Simon went shirtless as they headed to the jet ski for a ride together.  

Later on, Simon sported his life vest as he carried Eric on his lap during the jet ski ride, with Lauren later joining them after watching them from the shore.

The family sped across the water on the jet ski before heading back to the beach together, as Simon continued his recovery during the festive getaway.

Happy couple: Lauren and Simon regularly spend Christmas in Barbados and this year appears to be no different

Happy couple: Lauren and Simon regularly spend Christmas in Barbados and this year appears to be no different

Happy couple: Lauren and Simon regularly spend Christmas in Barbados and this year appears to be no different 

Overhaul: Sinitta told The Sun: 'I spoke to him last week and he sounded so much better. He wasn't dazed, sedated or weak. He was really bright, happy and clear. He's gained a bit of weight and is looking healthier....'

Overhaul: Sinitta told The Sun: 'I spoke to him last week and he sounded so much better. He wasn't dazed, sedated or weak. He was really bright, happy and clear. He's gained a bit of weight and is looking healthier....'

Overhaul: Sinitta told The Sun: ‘I spoke to him last week and he sounded so much better. He wasn’t dazed, sedated or weak. He was really bright, happy and clear. He’s gained a bit of weight and is looking healthier….’

Sensational: Lauren flaunted her incredible physique in a black swimsuit with a stylish white trim

Sensational: Lauren flaunted her incredible physique in a black swimsuit with a stylish white trim

Lovely: The one-piece boasted a matching belt as she strolled along the beach

Lovely: The one-piece boasted a matching belt as she strolled along the beach

Sensational: Lauren flaunted her incredible physique in a black swimsuit with a stylish white trim and a matching belt as she strolled along the beach

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.’

Sensational: Lauren highlighted her incredible physique in the black and white strapless swimsuit

Sensational: Lauren highlighted her incredible physique in the black and white strapless swimsuit

Sensational: Lauren highlighted her incredible physique in the black and white strapless swimsuit

He can still walk! Sinitta added: 'He's taken some steps, so he has reassured himself that he's not paralysed. But he's got to take his time and get well'

He can still walk! Sinitta added: 'He's taken some steps, so he has reassured himself that he's not paralysed. But he's got to take his time and get well'

He can still walk! Sinitta added: ‘He’s taken some steps, so he has reassured himself that he’s not paralysed. But he’s got to take his time and get well’

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. 

'Scary': Sinitta told Entertainment Daily: 'It was a serious accident'

'Scary': Sinitta told Entertainment Daily: 'It was a serious accident'

Close call: She added: 'So for people who love him, like me, it was very, very scary'

Close call: She added: 'So for people who love him, like me, it was very, very scary'

‘Scary’: Sinitta told Entertainment Daily: ‘It was a serious accident. So for people who love him, like me, it was very, very scary’

Staying positive! Despite the alleged complications, the music executive appears to be keeping his spirits up with pal Sinitta, 51, giving an update on his progress at the end of September

Staying positive! Despite the alleged complications, the music executive appears to be keeping his spirits up with pal Sinitta, 51, giving an update on his progress at the end of September

Staying positive! Despite the alleged complications, the music executive appears to be keeping his spirits up with pal Sinitta, 51, giving an update on his progress at the end of September

Beach beauty: Lauren opted for a loose white cover-up over her swimsuit

Beach beauty: Lauren opted for a loose white cover-up over her swimsuit

Evening walk: She and Simon were seen walking along the beach together

Evening walk: She and Simon were seen walking along the beach together

Beach beauty: Lauren opted for a loose white cover-up over her swimsuit as she and Simon walked along the beach together

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.’  

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. 

Happy: He seemed to be well on the road to recovery, almost four months after being hospitalised following the accident

Happy: He seemed to be well on the road to recovery, almost four months after being hospitalised following the accident

Happy: He seemed to be well on the road to recovery, almost four months after being hospitalised following the accident

Looking good! The music mogul was in good spirits as he sped through the ocean

Looking good! The music mogul was in good spirits as he sped through the ocean

On the mend! Simon was rushed to hospital in August after the freak accident left him needing six hours of surgery

On the mend! Simon was rushed to hospital in August after the freak accident left him needing six hours of surgery

He’s looking good! Later in on the holiday, Simon appeared in good spirits as he sped through the ocean, after being rushed to hospital in August after the freak accident left him needing six hours of surgery

Say hello! He and son Eric waved to Lauren as she watched from the shore, as he continues his recovery abroad over the festive season

Say hello! He and son Eric waved to Lauren as she watched from the shore, as he continues his recovery abroad over the festive season

Say hello! He and son Eric waved to Lauren as she watched from the shore, as he continues his recovery abroad over the festive season

Family: She looked every inch the doting mother as she assisted Eric with his life jacket

Family: She looked every inch the doting mother as she assisted Eric with his life jacket

Sensational: The family are known to spend Christmas together in Barbados

Sensational: The family are known to spend Christmas together in Barbados

Family: She looked every inch the doting mother as she assisted Eric with his life jacket before they went for a ride on the jet ski. The family are no stranger to spending the festive season in Barbados

‘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.’ 

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.

Flawless: Lauren wowed as she donned a chic white two-piece which drew the eye to her ample cleavage and endless legs as she holidayed with her family

Flawless: Lauren wowed as she donned a chic white two-piece which drew the eye to her ample cleavage and endless legs as she holidayed with her family

Flawless: Lauren wowed as she donned a chic white two-piece which drew the eye to her ample cleavage and endless legs as she holidayed with her family

Painful: 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

Painful: 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

Painful: 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

Scary: The music boss is thought to have been 'surprised by the power' of the bike

Scary: The music boss is thought to have been 'surprised by the power' of the bike

Worrying: The source added that Simon knew immediately that he 'was in trouble' during the accident

Worrying: The source added that Simon knew immediately that he 'was in trouble' during the accident

Scary: The music boss is thought to have been ‘surprised by the power’ of the bike and knew immediately that he ‘was in trouble’, and later tweeted: ‘If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time’

Horrific: The accident occurred when the powerful machine 'flew up in the air and did an accidental wheelie' after he tried to change gears

Horrific: The accident occurred when the powerful machine 'flew up in the air and did an accidental wheelie' after he tried to change gears

Horrific: The accident occurred when the powerful machine ‘flew up in the air and did an accidental wheelie’ after he tried to change gears

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.’

On the mend: Simon's recent injuries and ongoing recovery saw him sit out of the resumed 2020 series of Britain's Got Talent

On the mend: Simon's recent injuries and ongoing recovery saw him sit out of the resumed 2020 series of Britain's Got Talent

Supportive: The star has been recovering at home in Los Angeles with girlfriend Lauren and son Eric ahead of their Barbados break

Supportive: The star has been recovering at home in Los Angeles with girlfriend Lauren and son Eric ahead of their Barbados break

On the mend: Simon’s 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

Painful: Getting better! In October it was reported Simon could be out of action for up to six months, as even after surgery the back injury left him 'in agony'

Painful: Getting better! In October it was reported Simon could be out of action for up to six months, as even after surgery the back injury left him 'in agony'

Painful: Getting better! In October it was reported Simon could be out of action for up to six months, as even after surgery the back injury left him ‘in agony’

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.

Lengthy: Another source told The Sun : 'He is building up his strength but the recovery is taking longer than we hoped. It was a very serious injury and they didn't fully appreciate that at first'

Lengthy: Another source told The Sun : 'He is building up his strength but the recovery is taking longer than we hoped. It was a very serious injury and they didn't fully appreciate that at first'

Lengthy: Another source told The Sun : ‘He is building up his strength but the recovery is taking longer than we hoped. It was a very serious injury and they didn’t fully appreciate that at first’

But earlier this week 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.’

Amanda also confirmed that Simon would not be appearing in the BGT Christmas special this year, and would once again be replaced by Diversity’s Ashley Banjo.

Family outing: Simon, Lauren and Eric looked every inch the happy family as they sped through the ocean on their jet skis

Family outing: Simon, Lauren and Eric looked every inch the happy family as they sped through the ocean on their jet skis

Family outing: Simon, Lauren and Eric looked every inch the happy family as they sped through the ocean on their jet skis

‘There was a moment in the Christmas show to do with magic and I thought, ‘ this is it it’s going to be him’, but it wasn’t, they missed a trick.’

In October it was reported Simon could be out of action for up to six months, as even after surgery the back injury left him ‘in agony.’ 

A source told MailOnline: ‘Simon was advised not to fly back to the final by doctors. He is walking a lot and swimming and feeling great – but focusing on being on top form for the start of filming for Britain’s Got Talent 2021 in January.’

Playful: Little Eric waved at mum Lauren as she watched from the shore during the family beach outing

Playful: Little Eric waved at mum Lauren as she watched from the shore during the family beach outing

Playful: Little Eric waved at mum Lauren as she watched from the shore during the family beach outing

Hi mum: The youngster was perched in front of his dad as they rode the jet ski together

Hi mum: The youngster was perched in front of his dad as they rode the jet ski together

Hi mum: The youngster was perched in front of his dad as they rode the jet ski together

Another source told The Sun: ‘He is building up his strength but the recovery is taking longer than we hoped. It was a very serious injury and they didn’t fully appreciate that at first. There was initial euphoria that he was all right, when he felt that he had come through it by a miracle. Then came the pain.

‘He had about six weeks of agony. By early September, it was obvious that he wasn’t going to be ready to physically travel at all for work. He was on high-strength painkillers but he isn’t any more. He also doesn’t have a live-in nurse any more. 

‘Progress has been made since and he had a three-hour meeting via his iPad this week. He could not have managed that six weeks ago. He is building up his strength.’

Despite the alleged complications, the music executive appears to be keeping his spirits up with pal Sinitta, 51, giving an update on his progress at the end of September.

Not yet! Amanda also confirmed that Simon would not be appearing in the BGT Christmas special this year

Not yet! Amanda also confirmed that Simon would not be appearing in the BGT Christmas special this year

Absent: He'd once again be replaced by Diversity's Ashley Banjo

Absent: He'd once again be replaced by Diversity's Ashley Banjo

Not yet! Amanda also confirmed that Simon would not be appearing in the BGT Christmas special this year, and would once again be replaced by Diversity’s Ashley Banjo

Speaking to Entertainment Daily, the musician said: ‘It was a serious accident. So for people who love him, like me, it was very, very scary.

‘He’s taken some steps, so he has reassured himself that he’s not paralysed. But he’s got to take his time and get well.’

The former singer also recently told how Simon had gained weight and taken a break from his vegan diet to help recover from surgery on his broken back.

Sinitta claimed Simon. who had shed 60 pounds after changing his lifestyle last year, has returned to eating calcium and has upped his protein intake in a bid to ‘rebuild his strength’.

On the road to recovery! A source told MailOnline: 'He is walking a lot and swimming and feeling great'

On the road to recovery! A source told MailOnline: 'He is walking a lot and swimming and feeling great'

Healing: They added: 'He's focusing on being on top form for the start of filming for Britain's Got Talent 2021 in January'

Healing: They added: 'He's focusing on being on top form for the start of filming for Britain's Got Talent 2021 in January'

On the road to recovery! A source told MailOnline: ‘He is walking a lot and swimming and feeling great – but focusing on being on top form for the start of filming for Britain’s Got Talent 2021 in January’

She told The Sun: ‘I spoke to him last week and he sounded so much better. He wasn’t dazed, sedated or weak. He was really bright, happy and clear. He’s gained a bit of weight and is looking healthier….

‘He said he had to start eating protein, calcium and break his vegan diet to rebuild his strength.

‘That’s the wisest thing. He was bloated and stressed, then he was too thin and exhausted. Now he is fit and relaxed. He’s found his sweet spot. He sounds relieved and exhilarated. The sea air is so healing and rejuvenating.’ 

Back to the beach: 'That's the wisest thing. He was bloated and stressed, then he was too thin and exhausted. Now he is fit and relaxed. He's found his sweet spot. He sounds relieved and exhilarated. The sea air is so healing and rejuvenating,' Sinitta said

Back to the beach: 'That's the wisest thing. He was bloated and stressed, then he was too thin and exhausted. Now he is fit and relaxed. He's found his sweet spot. He sounds relieved and exhilarated. The sea air is so healing and rejuvenating,' Sinitta said

Back to the beach: ‘That’s the wisest thing. He was bloated and stressed, then he was too thin and exhausted. Now he is fit and relaxed. He’s found his sweet spot. He sounds relieved and exhilarated. The sea air is so healing and rejuvenating,’ Sinitta said

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