Simon Cowell says he began drinking and smoking at 8 and was arrested at 12 — citiMuzik

Simon Cowell recalled his wild habits when he was a pre-teen. The TV mogul, who has an 8-year-old son named Eric, revealed he was already smoking and drinking from the age of eight and was arrested for hijacking a bus at age 12.

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Simon, 63, acknowledged he acquired as a lot as quite a few mischief in his childhood attributable to having a “low boredom threshold” and not being tutorial.

“I was so harmful after I was Eric’s age. I was a nightmare,” Simon confessed.

Chatting with The Photo voltaic On Sunday, he acknowledged: “I was drinking and smoking at eight, and I as quickly as virtually burned the home down.”

Simon outlined that he was attempting to indicate to his brother that Father Christmas didn’t exist, so he found the costume and set fireplace to Santa’s beard.

Nonetheless, he dropped it on the sofa inflicting the whole room to catch fireplace. Simon, who has three brothers, revealed that his eldest sibling caught wind of the smoke and known as the fireside brigade.

Simon went on to hijack a bus with a pea gun at the age of 12. He recalled: “I believed it wouldn’t be taken critically, nonetheless the motive force known as the police and I was arrested. I remember going once more home and my mum being furious.”

“Nevertheless I was so harmful, barely residing on the sting,” he acknowledged.

Simon, who shares Eric with fiance Lauren Silverman, moreover revealed how his son saved his life.

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Sooner than turning right into a dad in 2014, the businessman developed an “obsession” with work to the aim it led to despair. Nonetheless, welcoming his first child compelled him to prioritize family life and decelerate.

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