Simon Cowell: I Told Louis To Man Up Over Baby News
Pop supremo says he gave One Direction star a reality check...
Speaking to The Sun On Sunday, SiCo revealed that he was brutally honest with Louis when the pop heart throb called to give him the "bad news".
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"I said to him, 'You man up. You're fortunate because you're in a position to be able to look after the baby and not worry too much about that," Cowell explained.
"But I also told him, 'I've received bad calls in my life but this is not one of them. This is your business but I'm here for you'."
And the 55-year-old pop svengali - a new-ish father himself - also claimed he didn't think the bombshell would affect the band's popularity or family friendly image.
"He didn’t kill anyone. He got someone pregnant. It happens every day all over the world.
"Again, Louis has got great family around him and, look, it's a plus, not a negative."
He also opened up about the death of his beloved mum Julie a fortnight ago.
"She'd been ill for a very long time. It really happened last year and it was a tough tough period.
"But I didn’t want to burden anyone else with my problem. That's why I never talked about it.
"In a way, that was the hardest part because it was always on your mind. But look, I experienced it with my dad and the only thing I can say is that I have incredible memories."