Simon Cowell was expected to appear via satellite link on the Britain's Got Talent semi-finals next month.
Doctors have now advised Simon to put his health first and stay put to concentrate on his recovery after breaking his back earlier this month.
His recovery is going well with Simon walking a little further each day and carrying out his physio exercises.
A source told the Mirror: “Everything is fixed, he just needs healing time, Flying halfway across the world is not part of the plan and he has agreed to put his health first.”
Plans for Simon to join the show via satellite are understood to have fallen by the wayside after show bosses decided it might be bad for him,
“It was decided that the idea of having him judge the BGT finalists via a link was just not feasible – nor sensible,”
Good to see Simon was up for a little banter earlier tweeting a photo of a present from his fellow AGT judge Howie Mandel
Producers are now frantically looking for a replacement judge for BGT as filming starts next week.
Names which are being considered are Piers Morgan, Matt Lucus, Alan Carr and Ashley Banjo who was part of the hugely successful dance group Diversity.
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