Slow down, my Simon

Part­ner makes X Fac­tor fainter rest

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News - EX­CLU­SIVE BY SARAH ROBERT­SON sarah.robert­[email protected]­i­tymir­ WATTS THE GOSS: PAGE 29

SIMON Cow­ell’s part­ner Lau­ren Sil­ver­man has or­dered him to rest af­ter be­ing left “ter­ri­bly shocked” by his 999 scare.

The X Fac­tor supremo, 58, was forced to miss last night’s first live show af­ter he fainted and fell down stairs at his Lon­don home on Fri­day morn­ing. Se­cu­rity guards found him out cold.

Lau­ren, 40, was 4,000 miles away in New York at the time but was back by his side last night.

A source told us yes­ter­day: “Lau­ren was ter­ri­bly shocked when she got the call. She is very con­cerned. Doc­tors have told

Simon he must rest and

Lau­ren is mak­ing sure that is ex­actly what he does. It gave her a real scare, as it did ev­ery­one.

“She was des­per­ately wor­ried about him, like any part­ner would be. She went straight to the house and hasn’t left his side. She’s car­ing for him and re­ally fuss­ing over Simon, mak­ing sure he is com­fort­able, eat­ing reg­u­larly and rest­ing.” The mu­sic mogul was stretchered out of his Lon­don man­sion to Chelsea and West­min­ster hos­pi­tal in a neck brace at 7.30am af­ter the ac­ci­dent, and was checked for spinal and brain in­juries af­ter com­plain­ing of back pain.

It is thought he had a dizzy spell as a re­sult of low blood pres­sure. Our source said: “They’ve run tests and it’s noth­ing to do with his heart. They think his blood pres­sure re­duced and we need to know why. If you have low blood pres­sure you can have dizzy spells.” Speak­ing at his front door on Fri­day night, Simon said: “I fainted and fell down the stairs.

“I’ve got a bit of con­cus­sion but I feel bet­ter now.”

Simon, who has a three-year-old son Eric with Lau­ren, watched The X Fac­tor from home last night but was hop­ing to be back in his judg­ing seat tonight.

SO CON­CERNED Lau­ren with faint­ing vic­tim Simon

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