Simon Cowell: I Was Clinically Depressed
TV talent judge reveals he was diagnosed with mental illness last year...
Reality TV tycoon Simon Cowell has revealed that he was diagnosed with depression last year.
In an interview with The Sun, the multi-millionaire admitted he had been living like a hermit and had isolated himself.
After the exposure of his affair with married US socialite Lauren Silverman and the news of her pregnancy, he admitted the pressure of the scandal got to him.
"There were times last year when I would live in two rooms — my kitchen and bedroom. It is a weird existence when you live on your own.
"You’re on the phone all night long, too obsessed with things. Now the house has become a home rather than a house. I think in a weird way I probably needed that".
The X Factor supremo went on to say he was clinically diagnosed with depression.
When asked if he received any medical treatment for it, SiCo insisted: “No, I would never take anything for it".
"I feel happy. I seem to have got my mojo back again. My life has changed", the entrepreneur added.
A year on and Cowell is back with a new series of Britain's Got Talent, and clearly hasn't lost his trademark dry sense of humour.
He commented that his fellow BGT judge David Walliams "really got annoying this year"!
Cowell suggested the comedian is quite competitive too, saying: "God forbid I make the audience laugh more than he does - he gets quite dark."
He also admitted that the funnyman "has got a kind side but he can be very, very annoying to work with".
Britain's Got Talent returns to ITV on Saturday, 12 April.