Simon Cowell, one of the biggest names in the music industry, recently shared his devastating health problems that have been plaguing him in secret.
The sixty-three year old got candid about his struggles.
Now, Cowell is a well-known personality in the entertainment sector who is renowned for his razor-sharp wit and no-nonsense demeanour. He originally became recognised as a judge on talent competition shows like American Idol and The X Factor. Cowell became a divisive yet respected presence on his shows thanks to his direct and frequently critical remarks.
In addition to serving as a judge, he is a successful record executive who has helped begin the careers of numerous musicians. Because of his influence on pop culture and talent-spotting prowess, Cowell is a well-known pretty much worldwide.
Fans have recently expressed concern for the celebrity, though, as he has undergone some physical changes that have caused some to claim they can no longer recognise him. Some have even gone as far to say that they are “alarmed” by his new look that he debuted in a video.
One fan said: “That doesn’t look like him at all.”
Another commented: “He did have a bad auto accident a few years ago perhaps it is from that accident.”
Cowell broke his back in 2020 after falling off an electric motorcycle, in what was a pretty nasty accident.
However, the star’s latest update has less to do with his physical wellbeing and is more focused on his mental health.
Cowell opened up about his experience with therapy, revealing that he started to see one last year.
“I wish I’d done it twenty years ago because this is a very stressful business,” he shared, as per Mail Online.
He continued: “Having an outlet once a week where you can just talk in what I call a safe space and just talk about how you’re feeling and no-one’s judging you… I would say to anybody, just do it.
“It’s nothing to be ashamed of. It’s like exercising your brain, in the same way you exercise your body.”
The Britain’s Got Talent judge added: “I think it was a very American thing years ago, ‘I’m seeing my therapist’ and as Brits we never quite understood that.
“But, no, these people are really great people and they’re trained and their job is to make you work out what you think is a problem and they tell you it’s not quite the problem you think it is.”
The London native revealed that his obsession with ratings “started to drive [him] nuts.”
“I just look at what we’re making and if I think it’s good, that is enough for me,” he added.
He shared: “Everything’s about perspective. There’s always people who will do better than you and people who may not do as well as you. And you’ve just got to find your balance, where you feel comfortable.”