Entertainment TV Simon Cowell Smiles and Gives a Thumbs Up as He's Released from Hospital After 'Scary' Accident Cowell was rushed to the hospital early Friday morning after fainting and falling down the stairs By Michele Corriston Michele Corriston Michele Corriston is the Director of Platforms Strategy of PEOPLE. She has worked at PEOPLE since 2014. People Editorial Guidelines Published on October 27, 2017 11:45 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Simon Cowell has been released from the hospital after falling down the stairs. The X Factor UK and America’s Got Talent judge was photographed returning to his London home Friday afternoon, smiling and flashing a thumbs up for the cameras. “I’ve got a bit of concussion. I feel better now,” he said from his front door, thanking fans for their concern. Splash News Online Cowell, 58, was rushed to the hospital early Friday morning after fainting and falling down the stairs. His rep said he couldn’t sleep and was trying to get a glass of hot milk. A source told PEOPLE that the music mogul is concerned about feeling well enough to tape Saturday night’s live X Factor show on ITV and may have to pull out. “I will be back, but I don’t know about tomorrow,” Cowell said. Splash News Online Cowell’s partner Lauren Silverman is en route to London from New York City. She was seen looking concerned as she boarded her flight. Cowell and Silverman, 40, share a 3-year-old son, Eric.The Sun first reported the news.