The truth about Simon
I was as shocked as anyone when I heard the news that Simon had been taken to hospital. By then, Simon’s partner Lauren (Silverman) was already on a flight back from New York. We managed to get her on the phone and she immediately brought us up to date with what happened.
He did take a fall. He did faint, and he’s currently undergoing tests. I think it’s come as a shock to Simon, as he himself admits, ‘It has been a wake-up call.’ He needs to look at his life, his workload, and try putting family above work.
It’s well-known that he has vitamin injections, drinks spinach smoothies for breakfast and works out every day. But nothing works better than good old-fashioned sleep.
Ever since he first went to the US for American Idol, Simon has worked through the night, sometimes till 4 or 5am. Yes, he does sleep late in the morning, but a lack of sleep takes its toll over the years.
Our mum, Julie, was always worried about his health and desperately tried to get him to ease off. Basically, he’s a workaholic. I know he won’t stop, but he can slow down. He has to for the sake of his son, Eric.