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Simon Cowell gets a new set of veneers amid recovery from back surgery following bike accident

Simon Cowell looked delighted as he got a new set of veneers fitted in Los Angeles recently, as he continues to recover from back surgery following his electric bike accident.

The music mogul, 61,showed off his pearly whites as he sat in the chair at the practice of top Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Apa.

According to TMZ,  Simon came in last month for a smile makeover, and had new ‘more streamlined and thinner’ veneers fitted last weekend.

Looking good: Simon Cowell looked delighted as he got a new set of veneers fitted in Los Angeles recently, as he continues to recover from back surgery following his electric bike accident

He reportedly had older, temporary veneers removed with sources telling the website he used a photo of his original teeth for reference for his new smile.

The star is said to have had two, three-hour appointments, with sources telling the website Dr. Apa charges around $4,000 a tooth.

Simon allegedly got 28 upper and lower veneers in total, although it is unknown how much he paid.

The Britain’s Got Talent judge was also seen standing and posing with his dentist as the pair wore face masks, showing that Simon is on the road to recovery after his harrowing back injury. 

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Simon Cowell for comment. 

After and before: BGT judge Simon showed off his new 'more streamlined' veneers (left) compared to his old look

Before: The star showed off wider teeth in October 2019

After and before: BGT judge Simon showed off his new ‘more streamlined’ veneers (left) compared to his old look (R in October 2019)

Recovery: The music mogul, 61,posed up with top Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist Dr. Apa

Recovery: The music mogul, 61,posed up with top Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist Dr. Apa

Simon was rushed to hospital at the beginning of August when he fell from his electric bike whilst taking it for a test drive at his house in Malibu. 

Despite his happy and healthy look, the TV star could be ‘out of action’ for up to six months due to his injury.

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.’    

It was recently reported that the businessman is ‘feeling great’ as he recovers from his procedure and focuses on being in ‘top form’ for his return for Britain’s Got Talent next year.   

Another source explained: ‘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.

How he was: He reportedly had older, temporary veneers removed with sources telling the website he used a photo of his original teeth for reference for his new smile (above in 2001)

How he was: He reportedly had older, temporary veneers removed with sources telling the website he used a photo of his original teeth for reference for his new smile (above in 2001)

Time off: The TV star has been forced to take a break from his work commitments following his terrifying electric bike accident in August (above on X Factor: Celebrity)

Time off: The TV star has been forced to take a break from his work commitments following his terrifying electric bike accident in August (above on X Factor: Celebrity)

‘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.’ 

The Sun claimed that it had been ‘a rough few weeks’ for the father-of-one, with the media personality thinking he would have recovered from the procedure in a few weeks. 

A source told the publication: ‘Instead, he’s had a setback from surgery to fuse two vertebrae and it has proven more complicated than a standard break.  

‘But he’s also quite vain and the idea of going on national TV with no studio make-up, and while on heavy-duty medication, didn’t appeal.  So, unfortunately, he had to decline [BGT] producers’ requests.’

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. 

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.’ 

Since injuring his back, Simon has had to pull out of his shows Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent in a bid to make a full recovery. 

Preparing: The media personality is working hard to get back on track ahead of BGT 2021 (pictured on the show in 2009)

Preparing: The media personality is working hard to get back on track ahead of BGT 2021 (pictured on the show in 2009)


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