Simon Cowell Contemplated Suicide

May 8, 2008 By:
Simon Cowell Contemplated Suicide

Simon Cowell may be rich and successful now, but growing up he was so unhappy with his life, he admits he contemplated suicide.

Cowell told Parade magazine: "I was always bored. I didn't like the rules and I didn't like discipline. So when someone said to me, 'These are the best days of your life', I actually thought about jumping off a bridge.

"I was like, 'If it gets any worse than this I'm done', because I hated school and I hated my life."

He added, "No one gave me any handouts when I started. I had to work my way up. I certainly learned more when people criticized me than when they lied to me and said what I was doing was right."

"You cannot survive in this business unless you know when you've made a mistake. So I would feel guilty about giving people fake hope when I genuinely believe they have no chance."

This guy built his career on criticism. Considering he's worth about $200 million dollars, it’s safe to say he's doing something right!