Um, What? Simon Cowell Wants to be Frozen When He Dies
The X Factor judge might just live forever. Yikes.
Everyone’s favorite harshest critic, Simon Cowell, has quite the feature in this month’s issue of GQ. The interview covers a lot of the standard interview topics—The X Factor, why he’s so good at what he does, and so on—but the most surprising thing? Simon Cowell apparently wants to be cryogenically frozen when he dies. Just so he can, y’know, come back a couple of hundred years later to continue making would-be pop stars cry.
Cowell says he has yet to make the actual arrangements, but that he thinks of it as “an insurance policy.” Quoth he: “If it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work. If it does work, I’ll be happy. If it’s possible, and I think it will be, why not have a second crack? Does that sound crazy? I think it’s a good idea.”
Of course, if he does manage to get himself frozen to be thawed out and reanimated at a later date, he’ll probably be in pretty good shape; he starts every day with hot water with lemon, papaya juice with lime, oatmeal, and a couple of different smoothies. Not only that, he’s eaten this same breakfast every day for the last five years. His explanation? “I wasn’t eating enough vegetables and I thought [smoothies were] a good way of eating vegetables.”
He’s probably right… but does the thought of a frozen Simon Cowell lying in wait, veggie smoothies in hand, freak anyone else out?
He closes out by saying, “I have a feeling that if I don’t do it now, I could regret this in 300 years’ time.”
Well, if it were possible to regret something after you’ve already died, then yes, perhaps you would.
Tell us: What do you think, readers? Would you want to cryogenically freeze yourself alongside Simon Cowell? Will you bring smoothies?
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.