Simon Cowell - Simon Cowell's Success Down To Vodka And Cigarettes
Simon Cowell gets his best ideas once he has had an alcoholic drink and a smoke in the early hours of the morning.
The music mogul was reportedly under pressure to adopt a healthier lifestyle ahead of the birth of his son Eric in February (14) but he is convinced his bad habits inspire creativity so he has no intention of quitting smoking or cutting down on booze.
He tells Britain's Radio Times, "I always think there is a time in your day when you can be creative. For me, one or two in the morning, couple of vodka and limes, couple of cigarettes. I'm in a calm place, I can think.
"Although I smoke and drink, I take (vitamin) supplements, so I'll be all right. If I tried to cut out cigarettes completely I would have a real problem, too boring. It's the same with drinking."