Simon Cowell has admitted he was worried about making himself ill and not being able to spend enough time with his son Eric, so he has decided to slow down his career
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Simon Cowell has admitted he was “terrified” of working so much he would get sick as he has now taken a backseat to some of his ventures.
The 62-year-old record executive is said to have been desperate to spend more time with his young son Eric Cowell, 8, and avoid burning out due to his busy schedule.
He’s created numerous shows and founded media empire Syco throughout his career – although he’s reportedly winding up his empire, including the X Factor not returning.
This is believed to be part of a strategy by Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) judge to counteract his “unhealthy workaholism” as he has been concerned about it.
The music mogul opened up about his fear The sun He recently revealed that while he stays on shows like BGT, he takes a backseat when it comes to directing them.
He explained during an interview: “I made the decision that my main job would be in television and not running a production company. It was all just too much for me.”
Simon openly added that he was “very nervous about burnout,” affirming that he wasn’t uncomfortable, just “scared it might happen to him.”
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The father-of-one further commented, “I firmly believe in doing something before something bad happens, rather than waiting for something bad to happen.”
He said he’s thought a lot about such an approach over the past two years and seen close friends “burn out,” adding, “There’s no going back from this.”
Simon’s new approach – in which he remains on shows like BGT but plays less of an active role behind the scenes – means he’s on the panel for the show’s newest series.
He is joined by David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden on the ITV show, which returned for its new series last weekend – which is currently airing on Saturday nights.
Britain’s Got Talent continues on ITV this Saturday (23 April) from 8pm. Find out more about the ITV Hub now.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/simon-cowell-terrified-hed-become-26769176 Simon Cowell was "terrified" he would get sick from working too much while slowing down