Simon Cowell has vowed to take better care of himself for his son Eric.

The vow comes after the celeb dad suffered a terrifying fall down his stairs at home on Friday, which forced him to pull out of the live X Factor shows this weekend.

Simon has revealed his poor health was the reason behind the tumble – which had come as a ‘huge shock’.

Speaking to The Sun, the 58-year-old told how he had fainted due to ‘low blood pressure’, and vowed to start ‘taking good care of himself’ from now on, for the sake of his three-year-old son, Eric, who he shares with girlfriend Lauren Silverman.

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The music mogul admitted that the fall served as a reminder that he’s ‘not invincible’, and that he has a responsibility as a father to take better control of his health.

‘Sometimes we get a reminder that we’re not invincible and this was certainly mine. It was a huge shock,’ he told The Sun on Sunday.


Simon with son Eric 

Revealing the incident was the outcome of an underlying health issue, he added: ‘They think I fainted because I had low blood pressure and so I have to take really good care of myself to sort that out.’

‘After all I am a dad and have more responsibility than ever.’

At the time of the accident, it was reported that the X Factor judge was going to get a cup of milk to help him sleep when he fell. He was stretchered out of his home in a neck brace. It’s believed he was home alone at the time.

The Syco owner was then forced to pull out of the X Factor live shows this weekend, with Alesha Dixon taking his place on the panel.

Host Dermot O’Leary said: ‘Sadly Simon is still not well enough to be here’ before introducing Alesha to the audience.

FROM: Our sister site, GoodtoKnow. Written by Stephanie Lowe