Simon Cowell is one of the most influential people in the world of music, and he is also one of the toughest judges on America’s Got Talent, which is one of the most popular music shows. We might not have heard of One Direction or Kelly Clarkson if it weren’t for this man and his TV shows that help find new musical talent.
Simon began his work in the 1980s as a music producer, consultant, and talent scout. He became well-known to the public in 2001 when he became a judge on Pop Idol. Simon took it a step further and made The X Factor and Got Talent, which are very popular in a huge number of countries around the world.
Simon always says what he thinks and is hard on the other contestants. This is just how he is. People think he’s uncaring because he’s blunt, but he’s just doing his job. Fans have recently become very worried about him because of this. In particular, Simon didn’t seem like his old self because he didn’t say much during the auditions for season 18 of America’s Got Talent.
This wasn’t because the judge wasn’t interested but because he was sick. In an interview with USA Today, he said, “I think what happened was that my stomach acid burned my vocal cords.” So, this doctor came over and put a camera up my nose and down my throat so I could see how badly burned they were.
“There was so much I wanted to say about auditions that I literally couldn’t talk,” he said. “We tried to put things on paper. At one point, I used an iPad screen to keep track of things I’d talked about before. I tried to get Sofa to translate for me, but she purposely said the wrong things. So it was all chaos.”
But not being able to talk gave Simon a new way to look at things. “I couldn’t talk for about seven days, so all I could do was sit there and listen to the other judges,” he said.
“And it was very interesting because they’ve all gotten to the point where they’re sure of what they want. We probably argued with each other more this year but in a good way. Because there are so many groups, you can’t judge this show as an expert on everything.
Simon’s health has been in trouble before, so this isn’t the first time he’s been through a tough time. He has been in two crashes in the past. First, he fell down the stairs. Then, in an electric scooter accident, he hurt his back badly.
After the scare, which hurt him and made him need back surgery, the singer and producer tried to warn other people about the dangers of electric bikes. “The one I had was basically a motorcycle with an electric engine, and you had to wear a real crash helmet and leathers. “This was crazy,” he said.
“Before I got on it, I didn’t know how strong it was. And I flew 6–8 feet into the air and fell on my back.” This doesn’t stop him from riding an electric bike again, though. “I’m still going to ride my bike; I’m crazy about them,” he said, much to the joy of his co-stars.