Sexy Si reveals the anti-aging secrets for his bikini body.
Fresh-faced "X-Factor" judge Simon Cowell celebrated his 53rd birthday this week, and looks fitter and healthier than ever, thanks to regular workouts and an antioxidant-rich diet. Cowell, who suffered a nervous breakdown this summer due to stress and overwork, works out several days a week maintain his toned physique and gets regular Botox injections to keep his face smooth and wrinkle-free.
Simon is fanatical about his anti-aging health regimen, which includes the following, according to GQ:
Cowell has the same breakfast every morning delivered by his housekeeper: Hot water with lemon, then papaya juice with lime. Then oatmeal. Then tea. Then three different smoothies—a spinach smoothie, an antioxidant smoothie, and a super smoothie with seven fruits. "I love to wake up in a good mood and look forward to what's coming," he says. "As soon as that tray is put in front of me, I can't wait to have it. I like looking forward to things."
He watches cartoons every morning. "It just puts me in a good mood," he explains. "It's less depressing than watching the news, which is just relentless. You've got to try it one morning. You'll be happy for the rest of the day."
Each week he has an intravenous drip with B12, magnesium, vitamin C, and, he says, "something for your liver." He explains, "It sounds odd, but when you have it, it's fantastic." He is connected to the IV for half an hour and injected by a nurse at home and at the studio. "When you have it done, it's an incredibly warm feeling," says Cowell. "You feel all the vitamins going through you. It's indescribable but very calming, and then it gives you energy for a good few days afterwards."
Unfortunately, Simon continues to smoke--an addiction he has had since age 8, and one he has no intention of stopping.
"I genuinely still love smoking," he says. "I equate smoking with having a good time. Literally. I shouldn't be saying this, but...well, they're not illegal, are they?"
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