The often stoic Simon Cowell got emotional over his latest honor. The former American Idol judge teared up after he received the keys to Las Vegas. This comes after Cowell’s near-fatal bike accident.
The Sin City chiefs honored the music producer for his contribution to the city with the success of his reality shows. As fans know, Cowell is one of the judges on America’s Got Talent. It’s rare when Cowell chokes up in public. But he couldn’t help but let his emotions run wild during this milestone moment.
Music mogul holds back tears
Per The Sun, Simon Cowell received the keys to Las Vegas alongside his co-star Howie Mandel. He joked that he wished he didn’t receive the freedom of the party city just weeks after his engagement. This means that Cowell can’t party like he wanted to. Cowell admitted that it would’ve been “more fun” if he received the key 10 years ago during his bachelor years.
The British television personality got serious and called his latest honor “big” and a “thrill” especially since the Luxor Theater has been the home to some of the hottest events in the past four months. Cowell was moved to tears by the honor. Yet, he was able to crack some jokes alongside Mandel.
“So the year I decide to get married you give me the key to Las Vegas…great timing,” Simon Cowell said. “This is amazing by the way. Thank you so much. I would like to take this chance to say first of all this is amazing. I mean the timing wasn’t great. I mean ten years ago would have been a lot more fun, but you know what I’m talking about.”
The reality star thanked MGM for their support. Cowell got emotional when he thanked the cast and crew of the NBC competition series. He admitted that he’s “had the most fun making this show.” Tears streamed down his face as he called them “brilliant” and “amazing” people. Check out the exclusive photos for yourself here on The Sun.
Simon Cowell cracks jokes with Howie Mandel
But it wasn’t all a serious event. Simon Cowell also cracked some jokes alongside the Canadian comedian. Mandel asked the crew what one does with a key when Sin City is always open 24/7. Then, he got serious and told Cowell that this honor is “mind-blowing” since this has been his dream for most of his life.
The AGT Live cast and the Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft gave Simon Cowell this honor. The 62-year-old received the honor after he fell from his e-bike in London in February. His doctor removed his full left arm cast on Thursday, March 10. He admitted that he’s been feeling “fine” since that horrific accident.
Cowell is back to riding his bike. He’s in good spirits despite the setback. He was also happy to see AGT Live, which includes acts from the hit NBC series. The live show first opened in November 2021. It’s been one of the hottest tickets in town.
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