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Simon Cowell Reveals How His Son, Eric, Brought Him Back To Life And Inspired To Take Better Care Of Himself

Date October 23, 2018 18:40

Simon Cowell has opened up about how being a father has changed him and inspired to make better choices to protect his health. 

"I nearly walked away"

Media personality, Piers Morgan recently interviewed Simon Cowell for the UK DailyMail. The America's Got Talent judge revealed to Morgan that he was quite happy these days. When asked why, Cowell explained that his four-year-old son served as an inspiration to him. 

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Cowell described Eric as his "number one," saying his life changed when the boy came along. He explained that for his 59th birthday, the day started with him taking Eric out cycling and then buying him a yogurt. Later on, he looked proudly on as the boy played on the grass.

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Cowell also opened up about a time when he had to work and push extremely hard to achieve success. He hardly ever got a chance to relax. He had to attend more than a thousand meetings a year, he said, adding that he had to deal with his phone constantly going crazy with calls and messages.

I was exhausted. I nearly walked away from it all.

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But he has now learned to focus on what matters. And those time he spends with Eric are a reminder of what's truly important. 

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No more kids for Simon

Cowell may be loving fatherhood, but it does not mean he's willing to take that ride again. While speaking in an interview with UK Mirror, Simon revealed that he was done having kids. 

I don’t think I will have more kids. I’m 58, and Eric is amazing.

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Well, this does sound like a responsible choice for him. Eric sure is a lucky kid for having such a devoted daddy.

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