Cowell saved auditioner’s life

Simon CowellAmerican Idol judge Simon Cowell wasn’t being critical when he told an auditioner for his British talent show, The X Factor, that something was wrong with her voice. He told 46-year-old singer Jacqui Gray: “It sounds as if you have someone else in there, like you were choking on something.” He then advised Gray to see a doctor. She did and was diagnosed with a potentially fatal lung disease, bronchiectasis. Gray says she could have died if not for Cowell and co-host Sharon Osbourne. “If I had not got it seen to, it could have killed me,” she told British paper The Mirror. Cowell’s rep told, “Simon was genuinely concerned about her voice and is glad she sought the proper medical attention and received the necessary care. He was happy to help.”

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  1. Anonymous • September 28, 2007 @ 9:33 AM

    Good Job, Simon!

  2. Allison • September 28, 2007 @ 10:15 AM

    Now that’s the Simon I love to hear about. He really is a hero.
    Way to go Dawg!!!!!!

  3. Nancy • September 28, 2007 @ 11:20 AM

    Awwwww! How sweet. I always knew you were a good guy Simon. Us straight forward, take no crap people are always taken the wrong way, and considered “awful” people.

  4. Anonymous • September 28, 2007 @ 12:16 PM

    thats awsome, that was a fluke though that they were able to catch it and such

  5. Anonymous • September 28, 2007 @ 5:31 PM

    He may appear to be an arrogant ass – but underneath it all Simon does have a good ears. Glad to hear she went for treatment. Some people might have been pissed with his comments and ignored the physical signs until it was too late. Fate wins out again!!

  6. Kahuna • September 28, 2007 @ 7:28 PM

    Another facade is destroyed. I watched the Idol Helps telethon, and the images of Simon in Africa, watching people dying face-to-face has truely transformed him from being strictly a pompous ass. Nice work.

  7. sk8tergirl • October 1, 2007 @ 7:18 PM

    Way to go Simon!

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