“But it’s a big thing breaking a back and of course he’s feeling very lucky, very blessed, that he didn’t tear nerves or the spinal column, and end up paraplegic or something.”
The singer, who often appeared alongside Simon to help him select his final acts for The X Factor at the Judges’ Houses stage, also revealed that the star is “so unwell” that he needs to focus on his recovery.
She went on to say she is unsure whether the ITV singing competition will return for another series due to his condition.
Sinitta said: “I think everything’s up in the air.
“I think he would have liked to have brought it back, I think it’s been difficult because of not being able to do the auditions and everything this year.”