Simon Cowell admitted he had scientific tests done to predict when he will die, and the results suggest he has another 40 years of life left.
'I had the DNA test done in LA which predicts when you're going to die. They take your blood and DNA, then give you back a sheet of paper which says 'We think you're going to be alive until xxxx'.
'Obviously it doesn't take account of the fact you might get hit by a bus tomorrow, but I got told I'd die aged 95 - which is about as good as you can expect.'
Speaking to the Daily Mirror, he added: 'I think a lot of it is down to having a family now, and a lack of stress. I've learned to deal with stress much better now, things don't bother me in the way that they once used to.'
Simon also stressed the importance of regular check-ups, telling the newspaper: “I’m a great believer in getting checked out because if you know you’re OK, you actually feel better; your mind plays a big part of it.“I get everything checked out twice a year and so far, considering everything I’ve done,
I’ve been lucky and had no scares.“My heart, my lungs, my blood – they’ve all been checked. I remember one of the doctors almost being disappointed when he showed me the results because he couldn’t wait to tell me what smoking was doing to me. But there was nothing there.”
Talking about losing his mum earlier this year, “It’s the hardest thing in the world,” he said. “It can be a movie, a song – there are these trigger points. In a random song a lyric suddenly takes on a different meaning.“I think about her every single day, and first thing when I wake up. I’ll look at the phone and want to make that call to her, or I’ll think about her in the car when I’m driving down to Brighton.”
“I lost my dad quite a while ago so part of you is used to it but when it hits you, it hits you.
“One thing I’ve learnt is you should never fight it. They’re natural emotions and when you try and bottle everything up, that’s what can make you depressed. Luckily I have fantastic memories and they really help.”