Kelly Clarkson’s filling in for Simon Cowell on America’s Got Talent as judge recovers after breaking back in bike crash

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KELLY Clarkson announced she’s stepping in as a judge on America’s Got Talent as Simon Cowell takes time off to recover from breaking his back in a scary bike accident. 

The 38-year-old singer is filling in for the fellow American Idol alum after he fell and broke his back while trying out his powerful new electric bicycle. 

The American Idol alums have become close friends since she won the first season

Days after the terrifying incident, Kelly shared on Instagram an “urgent memo” that revealed she would appear on the NBC competition in his place. 

“My friend, Simon Cowell, is doing better now but was in an accident and won’t be able to make Tuesday and Wednesday’s live shows for AGT,” the statement read. 

She continued: “But no worries, America, someone far wiser, cooler and hotter is taking his seat! The unbelievably amazing Kelly Clarkson.

“You’re welcome in advanced,” she joked with a tongues out emoji. 

Yesterday, Simon broke his silence following his Saturday scare.

“Some good advice…If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time,” he warned on Twitter.

The entertainment mogul then confirmed the injury: “I have broken part of my back. Thank you to everyone for your kind messages.

“And a massive thank you to all the nurses and doctors. Some of the nicest people I have ever met. Stay safe everyone.”

More to follow…

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