Simon Cowell has admitted to having a facelift – and says the procedure "hurt like hell". The 58-year-old, who has always been open about his quest to remain looking his best, has previously admitted to undergoing botox treatments but now says he has gone one step further. He told the Sun on Sunday newspaper that he underwent a non-surgical 'sewing bioplastic-infused thread" facelift that cost £2000. He explained: "There's lots of things you can do now. You don't just have to stuff your face with filler and Botox. It hurts like hell but it gets rid of sun damage and unplugs all the crap.
The Britain's Got Talent presenter said 'everyone on TV' gets work done
"For me now, it's all about having clean skin. If you have clean skin, you look better. But you have to be very careful with some of this stuff." The X Factor presenter revealed that he received the treatment from surgeon Dr Jean-Louis Sebagh, who is known as the "Picasso of dermatology".
Simon has previously said that he believes using botox "added 10 years" to his TV career, but that he regrets going overboard with the procedure. He added: "Hopefully I look better now – I probably did have a little too much Botox a couple of years ago, because everyone on TV has it. Now I have facials, but nothing too extravagant at the moment. I have a girl who comes here and does a great face massage – it's very relaxing. I also had a sheep placenta facial once, which was quite out there."
It's not the first time Simon has discussed the tricks celebrities use to appear youthful on TV. Last month, the prankster threw Amanda Holden a joke 50th birthday party during an episode of Britain's Got Talent. Spotting the banners, Amanda protested: "Oh my god, I'm only 47!"
Simon playfully responded: "I think we all know, in the entertainment business we have what we call the 'work age' and then we have the real age."