Former American Idol and current America’s Got Talent star Simon Cowell has suffered a broken back in Malibu. The celebrity judge had reportedly been taking a test ride on his new motorcycle when he fell.

Simon’s spokesperson confirmed the incident. The 60-year-old will undergo surgery and a source has described him as “lucky,” suggesting that he will recover.

Cowell is described as having a great interest in biking, and has reportedly used the activity as part of a weight loss program in recent years. People reported Sunday that Cowell required 5-hour surgery to recover from the incident.