Kelly Clarkson instead of Simon Cowell on “America’s Got Talent” for the week

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California, United States — Kelly Clarkson to fill in for Simon Cowell on the talent show “America’s Got Talent.”

Due to the recent back injury he got due to the off an electric bicycle, Simon Cowell had to undergo through a surgery so he will be sitting out for Tuesday and Wednesday’s episodes of “America’s Got Talent.”

On behalf of Cowell, the talent competition has decided to call the singer and recent Daytime Emmy winner Kelly Clarkson as a guest judge on this week’s live telecasts, according to NBC and a statement posted on Clarkson’s social media.

“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, but no worries America, someone far wiser, cooler, and hotter is taking his seat!” Clarkson wrote. “The unbelievably amazing Kelly Clarkson. You’re welcome in advance!”

Simon Cowell once had a hand in announcing Clarkson as the winner of the talent show “American Idol.”

Clarkson will be joining her fellow judges Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara on the show “America’s Got Talent” that will be airing on Tuesday and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC.