Simon Cowell has told how he will leave a ‘substantial amount’ to various dogs shelters in his last will and testament, which is believed to be around £20million.
The Britain’s Got Talent star, 62, told how he decided to draw up his last wishes after suffering a traumatic bike accident which left him with an injured arm.
The music mogul described the process as ‘one of the most depressing things I’ve ever done, and one of the hardest’, as he revealed that ‘everything he cares about’ will be covered in the will.
Sharing: Simon Cowell has opened up about making a will for the first time, describing the experience as ‘depressing’ (pictured Feb 2022)
The talent show judge only made his will for the first time recently, opening up to The Sun about it’s contents and his reasoning behind it.
Talking of the morbid experience, Simon shared: ‘Unfortunately, you have to — and that day, when it comes, is like, ‘Christ, I’ve now got to sit and talk about my death for the next few hours’ It was dreadful. But the fact that I’ve done it now has given me peace of mind.’
During the chat, he also revealed that he will leave a ‘substantial amount’, to dog charities – including Dogs Trust, K9 in Barbados, and London’s Battersea Dogs Home.
Giving back: During the chat with The Sun, he also revealed that he will leave a ‘substantial amount’, thought to be around £20million, to dog charities (pictured in 2014)
Dog lover: Dogs Trust, K9 in Barbados, and London’s Battersea Dogs Home will all be included in the generous offering (pictured with son Eric in 2020)
Simon said the will covered ‘everything I care about’, before revealing he had never made one before as he didn’t think he would die.
The millionaire shared back in 2009 that he wanted his body to be frozen when he dies, telling guests of a dinner party hosted by at-the-time Prime Minister Gordon Brown: ‘I have decided to freeze myself when I die.
‘You know, cryonics. You pay a lot of money and you get stuck in a deep freeze once you’ve been declared dead.’
But he’s now had a change of heart, telling The Sun: ‘As you know, I was thinking about being frozen, until I realised they actually chop your head off.
Freezing: The millionaire revealed back in 2009 that he wanted his body to be frozen when he dies, telling guests of a dinner party hosted by at-the-time Prime Minister Gordon Brown: ‘I have decided to freeze myself when I die
On the mend! The revelation comes just months after he suffered a traumatic e-bike accident, as he went over his handlebars – with reports that he was ‘lucky to be alive’
‘So when I realised I was just going to be a floating head, it was like, ‘Well, that doesn’t sound like a lot of fun’. So that idea went out the window.’
The revelation comes just months after he suffered a traumatic e-bike accident, as he went over his handlebars – with reports that he was ‘lucky to be alive’.
The accident was 18 months after a previous bike accident, after which he had to have six hours of surgery to fit a rod, due to a broken back.
Concerns: In August 2020, Cowell crashed while riding the Swind EB-01 bike, which can reach up to 60mph and is banned on public roads in the UK (stock image)
WHAT IS AN E-BIKE?
An e-bike is a regular bike with the addition of a battery-powered motor. When you pedal, the motor kicks in to inject extra power up to a maximum speed of 15mph – the legal limit.
Any faster than that and you’ll have to go under your own steam.
E-bikes have gears and brakes. You are in full control of the motor and can switch it on and off as often as you like.
There’s no need to worry about the battery running out, as if it does, you can just keep on riding like you would a normal bike.
Simon was riding a a Das Spitzing Evolution S-Pedelec bike, which costs upwards of £7921 and has top speeds of 27 miles per hour.
The bike has been described as ‘one for professionals’ as a lighter frame and battery result in no limits when riding uphill or downhill.
The power pack has an 120Nm torque which provides up to 550% support for your own pedalling performance on request.
The combination of FOX suspension with up to 160 mm travel on the front and rear wheels and 650+ tyres provides more ease with pedalling uphill.
On the move: Simon was riding a a Das Spitzing Evolution S-Pedelec bike, which costs upwards of £7921 and has top speeds of 27 miles per hour (stock image)