Simon Cowell has just received his star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
It’s no suprise that the star-studded ceremony saw numerous stars from “American Idol”, “The X Factor”, “America’s Got Talent” and “Britain’s Got Talent”, coming out to show their support for the music mogul.
Kelly Clarkson, who won “American Idol” back in 2002, was more then excited to be at the ceremony to deliver a speech. “I said yes right away because I was so excited to be here for this, because literally we were right here 16-years ago when this man helped change my life,” the Grammy award winner was quoted as saying.
Besides Clarkson, Leona Lewis (UK’s “The X-Factor” winner), Adam Lambert, One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson, Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke and CNCO also came out for the beloved TV personality. They were joined by Cowell’s fellow America’s Got Talent” judges Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Mel B. Even David Foster and Katharine McPhee, who recently got engaged, showed up to congratulate Cowell.
“It’s been a blast the last 18 years. If anyone says fame is a bad thing, I don’t know what you’re talking about. It’s the best thing in the world,” said the 58-year-old. He was joined by his partner Lauren Silverman and their son 4-year-old Eric. Silverman’s older son, Adam, from a previous relationship was also present to celebrate the milestone event.
While accepting the honour, Cowell shared, “I was a massive fan of American television, American movies, when I was growing up. I remember the first time I came to Hollywood, a long time ago and thinking it was the most magical place. And now I’m looking down at this, it’s so surreal.”
“Lauren, you have been my rock over the last few years. And one thing I was thinking about today was who would have got the biggest kick out of this and it’s my mum and dad, and they are not here,” he continued.
The successful TV star added, “I have a feeling they are looking down. And now I look over to my son, Eric, and say, ‘maybe one day you will get one of these as well‘.”
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For those curious, Cowell’s star is number 2642 on the Walk Of Fame.