Simon Cowell Rushed to Hospital Following Fall at London Home

UK's The Sun reports that Simon Cowell was rushed to a hospital early this morning following a fall down the stairs in his London home. The former AMERICAN IDOL judge was seen being taken out of his home on a stretcher and in a neck brace. According to reports, the 58-year-old fainted and fell down the stairs. He is reportedly in stable condition in the hospital, but undergoing a series of tests.

Cowell was expected to appear on THE X FACTOR's first live show, airing tomorrow. It remains unclear whether he will be able to make an appearance.

Simon Cowell is both a judge and executive producer on the NBC series "America's Got Talent." He is also a record company executive, television and film producer and global TV icon.

Cowell's joint venture with Sony Music, titled Syco Entertainment, is one of the world's leading global music, film and TV production companies and is responsible for some of the most successful global music and TV franchises. He has received the Rose d'Or Golden Jubilee Award and BAFTA's Special Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry. He has also been awarded the International Emmy Founders Award. In total, television shows created by Cowell have received 23 awards, including eight National Television Awards and five BAFTAs. In 2015, Cowell was honored with the Music Industry Trusts Award - the British music industry's most prestigious accolade - in recognition of his contributions to the industry and many charitable causes.

Cowell first appeared on television as a judge on the U.K. talent show "Pop Idol" before launching "American Idol" in 2002 where he led the judging panel for eight years. "The X Factor," created by Cowell, premiered in 2004 on ITV and has since gone on to be a national television event, airing in 186 countries and being locally commissioned in 56 territories. "The X Factor" has created more international music stars than any other television format with artists discovered by the show having sold more than 200 million records worldwide, including 200 #1's, and 380 Top 10 records.

As well as being a judge on "The X Factor," Cowell is also a judge on Britain's "Got Talent." The "Got Talent" format is officially the world's most successful reality TV format of all time, airing in 186 countries worldwide and holding the Guinness World Records title for the highest number of adaptations, having been commissioned in an impressive 68 territories worldwide. To date, "Britain's Got Talent" has won three National Television Awards and two Royal Television Society Awards and "America's Got Talent" has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy. In total, more than 1 billion people tune in every year to watch "Got Talent."

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