Stressed out Simon Cowell has vowed to take more holidays after experiencing a reported meltdown earlier this summer.
The TV mogul was struck down with nervous exhaustion while working on the latest series of The X Factor in America.
Producers claimed he missed filming audition stages of the show due to a bad bout of bronchitis, but an update to Tom Bower's Cowell biography reveals he actually buckled under the pressure of his hectic work schedule.
Cowell apparently told Louis Walsh: "I desperately need peace. I'm craving normality. I've got to work out my demons and come out of it."
He managed to revive himself by taking a short break, and now he is planning to take more vacations to save him from sinking that low again.
He vowed: "I will do it again next year. Just switch off for six weeks, concentrate on all the important things and not get all these crazy text messages and stuff."
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