Simon Cowell, 56, received a horrifying message on Friday — his bodyguard woke him up at 2 a.m. to reveal a burglar got into his London residence. His girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, and their one-year-old son, Eric, were also home at the time. The guard was sleeping during the incident.
“It was nerve-racking. Lauren was woken up with me and we checked on Eric. Apart from the fact someone broke into my house and stole my stuff, which is scary, it could have been worse. Thankfully no one was hurt, but we have the worst guard dogs in the world,” he told The Sun.
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Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
The burglar made out with jewelry among other personal belongings, but was spotted by a neighborhood security guard mid-escape. When he dropped Simon’s stolen passport the guard chased after him.
The X Factor judge also had his home broken into in 2012.
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“It’s not what they stole, it’s the fact they got into the house. That was the frightening thing, the idea someone was in my house,” the father-of-one added. “This is the second time. A girl before, now a guy. That’s what’s scary. If a nutcase got in, that’s what I’m worried about.”
The former American Idol star will be adjusting his security measures following the incident.