SIMON Cowell’s is thinking about popping the question to his long-term girlfriend Lauren Silverman after his “life-changing” bike accident.
Insiders say the music mogul has had a wake up call since he was almost paralysed when he fell off his electric bike in August.
Now he’s reconsidering his stance on marriage and wants to show his commitment to the 43-year-old, who he shares son Eric, six, with.
A source told Mail Online: “He definitely no longer feels invincible and this has been a wake up for him about his health and lifestyle.
“He was nearly paralysed and feels lucky to be recovering at all.
“The fall was of life-changing seriousness. Some in his circle think it might even make him think again about making a commitment of marriage to Lauren. ‘Never say never’.”
Meanwhile Simon’s recovery is “taking longer than expected” and it will be a “long road” to build up strength again.
After six weeks of being agony, the 61-year-old is now off his high-strength painkillers.
But he has a difficult journey ahead, with a source adding: “It will be a long road before he is back on form again.
“It is all going to take a lot longer than expected as the breaks weren’t straightforward.”
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The Sun revealed The Britain’s Got Talent judge will be out of action for up to six months after back surgery complications.
He will not return to the UK until spring and has been too unwell to record a video message for tonight’s live final.
Girlfriend Lauren Silverman and son Eric, six, are keeping up his spirits as he recovers at his home in Malibu, California.