Simon Cowell shared that after stress from his job became overwhelming, he decided to see a therapist.
The TV personality turned entrepreneur is a powerful figure in the entertainment business. She created and served as a Judge on The X Factor, and Got Talent.
He worked for acts such as One Direction and Westlife.
Simon decided a year back to seek a professional therapist in order to deal with his chronic stress. It was a choice he would have made many years prior.
Speaking at the Advertising Week Europe event, Simon said he started sessions a year ago, also revealing that his former obsession with TV ratings for his shows had ‘started to drive me nuts’.
‘I wish I’d done it 20 years ago, because this is a very stressful business,’ he said, as reported by the Daily Mail.
‘Having an outlet once a week where you can just talk in what I call a safe space and just talk about how you’re feeling and no-one’s judging you… I would say to anybody, just do it,’ he continued.
‘It’s nothing to be ashamed of. The same as exercising your body, it’s the same thing.
Simon added that: ‘I think it was a very American thing years ago, “I’m seeing my therapist” As Brits, we have never really understood this.
He jokingly said that his sessions could make ‘the best reality show in the world’, adding ‘the couple’s one in particular, trust me’.
The talent show judge then explained he’d learnt to embrace a new sense of perspective, and now understood that there will always be people who will do ‘better than you and people who may not do as well as you’ and that it was important to find a ‘balance’.
But his obsessive obsession with ratings hasn’t allowed him to achieve it in the past.
‘I used to be obsessed with the ratings. Now I do not look at the ratings. “I only look at the work we do and if it makes me happy, then that’s enough,” he replied.
‘But I think if you’re driven just by numbers, it will actually drive you, seriously, nuts. It started driving me crazy.
Simon revealed last month that a bicycle accident in 2020 gave him a fresh perspective on his life.
He had to have a metal rod implanted in his spine after falling from his electronic bicycle in Malibu.
Simon said the accident gave him a ‘completely different outlook’ on life after he was ‘so close’ to living the rest of his life in a wheelchair.
Speaking to The Sun, he said at that point he realised his health was ‘more important than anything else’.
Britain’s Got Talent continues on Saturday at 8pm at on ITV1.