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FILE - In this March 3, 2016 file photo, Simon Cowell arrives at the "America's Got Talent" Season 11 Red Carpet Kickoff in Pasadena, Calif. Cowell will serve as judge on "America's Got Talent" through 2019. NBC said Tuesday, Oct. 4, that Cowell has signed on as part of the talent show's judging panel for three more seasons. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

Simon Cowell was rushed to the hospital after an accident at his home


Television star Simon Cowell has been rushed to the hospital after an accident at his home in London, according to The Sun.

The Sun on Friday reported that Cowell was stretchered out of his mansion in a neck brace after an ambulance was called around 8 a.m. local time there.

Cowell, 58, is currently in the hospital undergoing tests, and "The X Factor" judge is thought to have fainted and fallen down the stairs after pouring a cup of hot milk.

“It’s been a scary morning,” a source close to Cowell said. “It was very early and Simon was going down his stairs to get some hot milk because he couldn’t sleep.”

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“He fainted and is thought to have fallen down the stairs,” they added. “An ambulance was called and he was stretchered out of the house in a neck brace surrounded by worried aides.”

The Sun reported that Simon Cowell is said to be in stable condition after the incident, and it is unclear if his girlfriend Lauren Silverman and son Eric Cowell were present at the time.

A source on Friday told People that Cowell is concerned about Saturday evening’s live "X Factor" broadcast on Great Britain’s ITV and may have to pull out.

The Independent on Friday reported that Cowell has been appearing as a judge on the current version of the reality television competition, where he is in charge of the Groups category.

Cowell is slated to have four out of the 12 acts performing before a live audience this Saturday, including Rak-Su, The Cutkelvins, Sean & Conor Price and wildcard act Jack & Joel.

Saturday’s episode is the first "X Factor" live show of this edition, and the four wildcard acts are competing for a spot in the contest.

Cowell has previously served as a judge on such popular U.S. programs as "American Idol," "America’s Got Talent" and the American version of "The X Factor."

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