In fact, Cowell tells Parade that after breaking his back in an electric bike accident last year, smashing his "spine to pieces," he feels better than ever. “Honestly, and I shouldn’t say this, but it wasn’t that bad actually breaking your back,” says Cowell. “It wasn’t great for three or four weeks, but after that I had to do so much exercise, I actually feel better than I did before the accident. I was told off for saying earlier, ‘If you want to feel healthy, break your back.’ I shouldn’t really be saying that, but that’s how I feel. And, as has transpired on these interviews, everyone actually had a better time without me.” Cowell will return to the AGT judging table along with Sofia Vergara, Howie Mandel and Heidi Klum.