Simon Cowell seen walking with his family for first time since breaking his back in horrific bike accident

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Simon Cowell has been spotted up and about for the first time since his horrific accident.

The 61 year old fell off his new bike in August, breaking his back in three different places and leaving him "millimetres away" from paralysis.

Britain's Got Talent judge Simon was left forced to pull out of the recent series' live shows, being replaced by Diversity dancer Ashley Banjo.

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However it seems the star is well on his way on the road to recovery as he was photographed walking outside with his family on Sunday, 18 September.

The TV personality, who is reportedly set to work with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on their TV career, appeared in high spirits as he strolled through Malibu, California, near the sight where his crash happened.

Dressing appropriately for the hot weather, Simon opted to wear a grey T-shirt with white shorts alongside a pair of light loafers, ensuring his feet were comfortable for the journey.

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Prioritising his health, the star donned a white face mask, on top of which he rested some silver-rimmed sunglasses to shield his eyes from the rays.

Following behind him could be seen his partner Lauren Silverman, 43, and their six year old son Eric.

Lauren looked gorgeous as she wore a grey long-sleeved top for the outing alongside blue skinny jeans and green-black shoes. Simon's girlfriend accessorised with a chic black handbag and donned a blue face mask with a pair of shades, too.

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Eric appeared happy as he followed after his father, holding his mum's hand, wearing a black T-shirt with white lighting bolts patterned all over it. Matching his famous dad, Eric opted to go for white shorts, too, and completed the look with flip flops and a multi-coloured face mask.

The family unit enjoyed a rare day out together visiting shops, including Beauty Boutique where they purchased several items on their way out.

It comes as pals of the star recently spoke out on his injury, revealing that whilst he is building up his strength, full recovery is still a long way off.

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One of his friends said: "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.

"He needs lots of physio and lots of time. He is doing very little work, so really following doctor's orders," they continued to tell Daily Mail.

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