Simon Cowell has asserted in an
upcoming biography that he's not gay.
The 52-year-old talent judge known for
his blunt criticism about contestants on the TV shows American
Idol, The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent and Pop Idol is
quoted in a new book as saying that he wouldn't hide his sexual
orientation if he was gay.
“If I was gay,
why wouldn't I admit it,” BBC journalist Tom Bower quotes Cowell as
saying in his upcoming biography of the music mogul's life. “It
wouldn't harm me and my mother wouldn't freak out.”
The book also
details Cowell's sordid love life.
Thursday, Cowell broke his silence on the book, telling TMZ
Live that “I've been very embarrassed actually this week.”
“It's not my
habit to kiss and tell. I've never done it. I've always tried to
keep my private life private, and it is unfortunate. So I was
feeling very embarrassed and not gentlemanly at all this week because
it's just not my style,” he said.
Sweet Revenge: The
Intimate Life of Simon Cowell hits
bookstore shelves next month.