Simon Cowell ‘ditches his strict vegan diet’ to enjoy ‘shepherds pie and chocolate’ as he recovers from broken back

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Simon Cowell is said to have dropped his strict vegan diet to enjoy meat again while he's recovering from his bike accident, which could have paralysed him.

In a bid to overhaul is lifestyle and diet, which saw him lose four stone, Simon had stopped eating meat and consuming dairy products but he has done a u-turn as is now eating meat and chocolate again, too.

While he's laid up, after a six hour operation, waiting for his broken back to repair itself, the 60-year-old isn't denying himself anything.

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Girlfriend and mother to their son Eric, Lauren Silverman, has even been taking food parcels to hospital for Simon.

A source told The Mirror: "Lauren has been to the hospital to drop a few things off once each day. She has been making his favourite Italian bean soup and also Cottage Pie with turkey, which he loves.

"His diet is incredibly healthy but there’s nothing better than traditional English comfort foods and treats when you’re on the mend.

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"Cowell is in hospital after falling off his new electric bike at his Malibu home last week. He narrowly avoided being paralysed as the impact was 'a centimetre' from his spinal cord."

It's believed the music mogul will be discharged from hospital this week as he's "been up walking and moving around again", which is much to the doctors surprise, the source added.

They also say Simon has already returned to work from his hospital bed.

Simon made the changes to his diet after collapsing in October 2017 and at the time he admitted: “I went to see this doctor in London. We did some tests. And then a month later he said, ‘You have the worst diet I've ever met from any patient’.

“So I went, ‘Okay, out of the smoking, the drinking, and diet, what do I have to drop?’ And he said, ‘The diet’. So I said, ‘I'm in’.”

Before the accident, Simon's strict no-meat-or-dairy diet was made much easier during lockdown, apart from the occasional temptations brought on by his six-year-old son Eric, who loves to order in pizza.

"I’m doing a bit of cooking. I’m exercising. Funny enough, more during this time as well, sticking to the diet," he said.

"The only difficult thing is when Eric orders a pizza… That’s the number one thing I miss."

And speaking about how he's been coping in isolation, he said: "You have to stick to a routine.

"Fortunately, with things like with Zoom, you stay in touch with the world, keep motivated, come up with ideas… I never get this time, normally."

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