Simon Cowell speaks about suffering from depression following crash

Simon Cowell speaks about suffering from depression following crash

Former 'X Factor' judge Simon Cowell has opened up about how his 2020 horror e-bike crash caused him to suffer from depression. 

Simon Cowell
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Simon Cowell found himself battling with depression after being involved in a second serious e-bike accident in less than eighteen months. 

The 'America’s Got Talent' judge suffered a broken arm and says he was at his lowest. This made him consider getting psychological help. 

"I considered therapy for the first time when I broke my back because I was very, very, very low," he told The Sun newspaper.  

"But in the end, I decided against therapy as I had great doctors."

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Cowell says what added to his stress was the possibility that he might not walk again and how he didn't know how to explain to his eight-year-old son Eric why he couldn't do certain things. 

"I felt very depressed because I didn't know how to explain it to Eric. I couldn't do all the things I wanted to with him. I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to walk again, to ever play football with him," he told the publication. 

The 'Britain’s Got Talent' judge says he used to take a lot of painkillers. 

"That was a low point. I was on a lot of painkillers but I got off them really quickly. I didn't want to go down that road," he told the publication. 

The music mogul says he is grateful to be alive. 

"I'm still wearing a back brace which I have to wear when I go out on my bike, and there are pretty big screws in my back, and that's for life. But I'm here, I'm alive. And I'm grateful," he said. 

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Image courtesy of Instagram/@SimonCowell

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