Kelly Clarkson To Fill In For Injured Simon Cowell On 'America's Got Talent'

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Kelly Clarkson will fill in for an injured Simon Cowell on upcoming episodes of NBC's "America's Got Talent."

On Monday, Clarkson announced that she will temporarily take over the judging role as Cowell recovers from an accident.

"My friend, Simon Cowell, is doing better now but was in an accident and won't be able to make Tuesday and Wednesday's live shows for AGT," Clarkson tweeted. "But no worries America, someone far wiser, cooler, and hotter is taking his seat! The unbelievably amazing Kelly Clarkson."

Cowell broke his back in several places after crashing his e-bike on Sunday in front of his Malibu, California, home. He underwent surgery but is now said to be recovering.

In a statement, Cowell thanked his fans for their support and also thanked the doctors and nurses at the hospital, calling them "Some of the nicest people I have ever met."

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