Simon Cowell is back on the fags after vowing to quit smoking for Eric
Simon Cowell has taken up his bad habit of smoking yet again – despite previously vowing to give up for the sake of his four-year-old son Eric.
The X Factor mogul, 58, used to puff on 80 cigarettes a day before cutting down in 2016 and taking up vaping, to limit the impact on his baby son and partner Lauren Silverman.
But he said at the time that life wouldn’t be worth living if he wasn’t able to light up.
"If I tried to cut out cigarettes completely, I would have a real problem: too boring," he laughed.
"It’s the same with drinking. I’m pretty good at cutting back when I need to."
He had a "wake-up call" last October when he slipped and fell down a whole flight of stairs at his London home – and later confessed he was finding it hard to clean up his act.
"Up to that point, I was working flat out. Now I’ve quietened down a bit and I’m sleeping better," he revealed weeks after the incident, which happened as a result of tiredness and low blood pressure.
"I’m not going to lie though – whenever I’m seen out it’s with a cigarette and a beer in my hand. So I think I’ve been rumbled as far as that goes."
Simon had needed a brain scan after he was found slumped at the bottom of his staircase by bodyguards around 8am on October 28.
The X Factor creator, who was seen strapped to a spinal board and stretchered out of his mansion by paramedics, had fainted on his way down to the kitchen to fetch himself a drink.
They were alerted by the noise of him falling, and immediately called emergency services.
Paramedics arrived soon after and, having initially been reluctant to move him because of fears he’d broken his back, eventually took him to hospital using a special spinal board to keep his neck and spine in place.
Once Simon had been taken to Chelsea and Westminster NHS Hospital he was given a brain scan – known as a CT or computerised tomography – which checks for blood clots, tumours, internal injuries or signs of aneurysm.
Simon also underwent MRI scans on his neck, back and spine to check for any signs of injury.
"I’m OK now. In a way, it was a wake-up call. It wasn’t the end of the world – but a bit embarrassing," he told the Sun earlier this month.
"If I’m honest with you, I was probably over-tired. I feel better this year than I do this time last year."
Source: Read Full Article