American Idol's inaugural winner Kelly Clarkson is helping out her old friend and former AI judge Simon Cowell.
Clarkson filed an "urgent memo" on Instagram Monday (Aug. 10) to announce she will be filling in for him during Tuesday and Wednesday's live telecasts of America's Got Talent, since Cowell had back surgery this weekend after getting into an electric bicycle accident Saturday afternoon (Aug. 8).
"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 wrote in a note posted to Instagram. "But no worries America, someone far wiser, cooler, and hotter is taking his seat! The unbelievably amazing Kelly Clarkson You're welcome in advance!"