‘AGT’: Simon Cowell Reveals He Started Smoking at 8

Simon Cowell, 'America's Got Talent' Season 11
Simon Cowell
has been a bad boy since the third grade!

In an interview with ACCESS HOLLYWOOD‘s Kit Hoover, the creator and judge of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT admits he began smoking at the age of eight.

Kit: I was reading an article about your routine, and it said you started smoking at eight. That can’t be right!

Simon: Well, I didn’t know they were bad for me in those days. I knew they were wrong. Anything that was wrong when I was kid, whether it was smoking or drinking, I would do.

Kit: But eight? The article said eight.

Simon: Yeah that’s true, yeah.

Kit: You’re in first grade? You can’t smoke in first grade!

Simon: Well like I said, I didn’t realize then how bad they were. I’m not proud of it, Kit.

Luckily, Simon says he has cleaned up his habits and now lives a much healthier lifestyle.

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT premieres May 31 on NBC.

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