Is Simon Cowell sick? His recent health struggles

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell is famous for creating The X Factor and Got Talent franchises and making blunt and controversial comments while judging the competitions. Cowell’s shows have launched the careers of many stars, including James Arthur, Susan Boyle, and Calum Scott – and made Simon a multimillionaire. 

Simon has teased a new show, which he’ll produce in collaboration with NBC. “Something triggered something in my head, a few weeks ago, which I think is the next thing,” Simon told The Sun. “I’m excited my next thing will be something new. I want to do something new. My next thing will be something brand new.”

Fans recently expressed concern for Simon Cowell, but there are no reports claiming he is sick

In late 2022, Simon posted a Twitter video asking people to audition for Britain’s Got Talent. “I always say on this show, two or three minutes can change your life,” Simon said. 

Replies to the video showed fans were more concerned about Simon’s looks than his message. Some Twitter commenters speculated that Simon had undergone a cosmetic procedure. One fan compared Simon to the son of Herman Munster, one of Frankenstein’s monsters. 

Simon’s ‘unnatural’ appearance raised concerns about his health. However, there are no reports claiming Simon Cowell is sick. Simon’s appearance likely stems from a cosmetic procedure, as some fans speculated. Simon had previously stated that he’d ditched Botox injections. He told Page Six:

“I reduced it, let’s put it that way. Everything in moderation. There was a stage where I might have gone a bit too far. I saw a picture of me from ‘before’ the other day, and didn’t recognize it as me first of all. Enough was enough. There is no filler in my face at all now. Zero.”

Simon told The Sun that he feels better after trimming his work schedule; Simon sometimes worked for 20 hours a day. Simon said:

“I have kind of ripped up my schedule. I got to a point where I got my schedule on a Sunday and I felt like I was going back to school. I felt physically sick. And I said I don’t think I can work with a schedule.”

Simon was nearly paralyzed after falling from his electric motorcycle

In August 2020, Simon injured his back after falling off his electric motorcycle. He was testing the bike in Malibu, California when the powerful machine caused an unintentional wheelie. The accident nearly paralyzed Simon, who underwent surgery to repair spinal damage. 

After the surgery, Simon spent a month in bed at his Malibu home. He told The Sun that it was a difficult time for him:

“I felt very depressed because I didn’t know how to explain it to Eric. I couldn’t do all the things I wanted to with him. I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to walk again, to ever play football with him.”

“I’m still wearing a back brace which I have to wear when I go out on my bike, and there are pretty big screws in my back, and that’s for life.”

In early 2022, Simon broke his arm following another electric bike accident. Simon told Page Six that he went round a corner too fast, losing control of the machine. “There were some people nearby, thank God, so they stopped the traffic,” Simon said. “I was in a bit of a daze.”

Simon drove home one-handed, without a helmet, before being taken by ambulance to a hospital. Doctors placed a cast on his injured arm and advised him to rest. Before his hand could heal, Simon tested positive for COVID-19. 

“Simon was unable to attend filming today as he was isolating at home after testing positive for COVID-19,” his spokesperson told People in February 2022.