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Simon Cowell wanted to be frozen when he died – until he discovered gruesome fact


Simon Cowell has revealed he wanted to be cryogenically frozen when he died until he realised it required medics to chop off his head.

The X Factor judge and record executive made the startling admission while discussing his will.

Cowell reportedly told an audience including Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden in 2009: “I have decided to freeze myself when I die. You know, cryonics. You pay a lot of money and you get stuck in a deep freeze once you’ve been declared dead.

“Medical science is bound to work out a way of bringing us back to life in the next century or so, and I want to be available when they do. I would be doing the nation an invaluable service.”

But he’s now changed his mind.



Simon recently proposed to long-term girlfriend and US socialite Lauren Silverman
Simon recently proposed to long-term girlfriend and US socialite Lauren Silverman

“Look, I hadn’t made a will until recently as I never thought I was going to die. At one point, as you know, I was thinking about being frozen, until I realised they actually chop your head off,” he told The Sun.

“So when I realised I was just going to be a floating head, it was like, ‘Well, that doesn’t sound like a lot of fun’. So that idea went out the window.

“Finally, I realised I was gonna die and that I had made absolutely no provisions whatsoever.”



Simon revealed he planned to leave a 'substantial amount' to animal charities in his will
Simon revealed he planned to leave a ‘substantial amount’ to animal charities in his will

Cryonics is the low-temperature freezing and storing of human remains, with the speculative hope that resurrection may be possible in the future.

It’s regarded with scepticism within the mainstream scientific community.

The first corpse to be frozen was that of Dr James Bedford in 1967. As of 2014, about 250 dead bodies had been cryopreserved in the US, and 1,500 people had made arrangements for cryopreservation of their corpses.

Simon also revealed he planned to leave a ‘substantial amount’ – reportedly £20million – to animal charities in his will, including canine causes the Dogs Trust, K9 in Barbados, and London’s Battersea Dogs Home.



Simon recently suffered a traumatic e-bike crash
Simon recently suffered a traumatic e-bike crash

Simon’s revelations come after he recently proposed to long-term girlfriend and US socialite Lauren Silverman, 43, with whom he shares his eight-year-old son Eric.

The 62 year old has never been married before. In fact, he previously slammed marriage as an “outdated and shackling institution”.

But since falling in love with Lauren, and following the birth of Eric, he’s a changed man.

As well as popping the question, Simon suffered a traumatic e-bike crash in February, which resulted to him being rushed to hospital with a suspected concussion and a broken arm.

The incident occurred only 18 months after another e-bike accident in Malibu left him close to being paralysed.

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