The world is familiar with Simon Cowell. He has established himself as one of the most significant personalities in the entertainment world as a music mogul, a business titan, and a legendary judge on various talent competitions.
After finding some success in the UK music industry in the 1980s and 1990s as a record producer and talent scout, Cowell rose to fame after joining the Pop Idol panel in 2001.
Following, he appeared on hugely popular programmes like the X-Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, and his name and brand travelled to the US, where he continued to gain notoriety.
The now-63-year-old has recently experienced difficulties with his health. He went unnoticed for a while after suffering a serious back injury a few years ago before re-entering the public eye with a completely different appearance.
But today, rather than his scathing remarks to unfortunate contestants being the main topic of conversation, it is how drastically his appearance has changed. and perhaps not for the better.
Cowell recently made an appearance in a video (seen above) pleading with viewers to apply for Britain’s Got Talent’s upcoming season.
But it would seem that viewers were more interested in talking about Cowell’s new face than they were in reacting in a buzz of social media excitement.
You did read that correctly. In the video, the well-known showbiz legend appears to have undergone a complete makeover, prompting some Twitter users to express open concern about Cowell’s use of plastic surgery.
Did someone place the Simon Cowell statue at Madame Tussauds too close to the lights, wondered one commenter.
A different commenter said: “You really do have to question the ethics of some aesthetic practitioners if they are willing to do that to someone. He resembles a wax figure from Tussauds in every way.
It’s not Simon, a third person remarked. The genuine Simon is no longer among us.
Cowell has been frank about the plastic surgery he’s had in the past. He once acknowledged: “There was a stage where I could have gone a little too far,” in a statement to The Sun. The other day, I came across a photo of myself from “before,” and I initially didn’t recognise it as being myself.
“[Simon’s kid] Eric was hysterical. I had had enough. My face no longer has any filler at all. Zero.”
It goes without saying that this is not the first time Simon’s looks or health have been brought up in the media.
The music mogul was hurt badly in an accident involving an electric bike just two years ago.
Cowell was taken to the hospital after he crashed his bike in the courtyard of his Malibu, California, home. His broken back required surgery to be fixed.
Cowell reported that he was “doing good” after the six-hour procedure, which involved the insertion of a metal rod.
The moment he landed, he realised he had fractured his back, he claimed. “It stung and it was really, really sort of sudden.”
“Things could have gone much worse. I literally could have broken my spine when I saw the X-ray because I would have been unable to walk.
Regarding his experiments with Botox and plastic surgery, Cowell has received a lot of criticism recently. Simon received criticism from Dr. Anthony Youn, a plastic surgeon, in 2019 for administering excessive injections.
“I believe he received some poor Botox. The forehead and brows may droop if botox is injected too far out on the side of the forehead, the doctor warned.
Simon’s choice was criticised by aesthetic injector Kristina Kitsos as well.
“Simon Cowell’s eyebrows droop down like that because he had too much botox in the lateral forehead. My clients follow the advice I give them to the letter so they appear rested and natural. Less would have certainly been more in this situation, Kitsos told Radar Online.