'AGT' Judge Sofia Vergara Brutally Called Out Simon Cowell About His Bike Accidents

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With season 17 of America's Got Talent well underway, it's normal to see our favorite judges come together to work on projects outside of the hit competition series. While Tuesday night's new episode will go down memory lane recounting Simon Cowell's favorite golden buzzers throughout the show's history, the AGT judge recently shared screen time with Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel for a unique reason.

The foursome recently worked with NBC and Kia to film an ad featuring one of the motor company's newest cars. In the two-minute-long clip, Sofia and Heidi are cruising along when they pull up to a red light and notice Simon on a bike. This sparks the Modern Family star to be concerned about the British entertainment mogul biking on the street.

"Simon, are you sure you should be riding that thing?" Sofia asks her fellow costar in the snippet. "Yes! These things are completely safe," Simon responds.

"Don't be silly," she replies. "Heidi, let's pack up that bike. Come on."

To the average viewer, the exchange between the AGT judges may seem like it was just part of the script. But longtime fans know this was a subtle nod to Simon's significant bike injuries over the last two years. In August 2020, the former music producer broke his back in three places while testing out an electric bike. At the time, he told Extra that "it could have been a lot worse. When I saw the X-ray, I really nearly could have smashed my spine to pieces, so I literally wouldn’t have been able to walk."

Simon's more recent injury came in January 2022, when the AGT executive producer crashed and broke his arm on an electric bike (sans helmet) near his London home. He later told Daily Mail, “I'm OK. I'm feeling much better thank you ... I'm a bit of a nutter. I'll definitely wear a helmet next time.”

Needless to say, we're glad to see Simon feeling better. But fans definitely had some thoughts about the judge's biking (and stealing a car) in the commercial. Many immediately took to the show's official YouTube video to give their two cents.

On one hand, some were surprised by their project that left them chuckling. "Simon was like, 'nah. I’m done letting these other judges judge acts. I just want to be mean' lol. This is hilarious. I never thought the judges would get together and film this," one person wrote in the comments section.

Others didn't question the ad and were instantly onboard. "This advertisement is absolutely incredible it's a yes for me simon !.. ❤️😂," a different fan said. Meanwhile, several folks took the opportunity to rave about the new episodes. "This season has been great so far! Keep it up!" another added.

Now will we ever see Simon tell the tale of what happened to him on an episode of America's Got Talent? Only time will tell ... But if you want some immediate details, read here:

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