August 24th, 2011
11:03 AM ET
Wheaties claims to be the breakfast of champions, but for Simon Cowell, a winning day starts like this: papaya juice with lime, tea, oatmeal, and three different smoothies (spinach, a seven fruit blend and one filled with antioxidants).
Every day of the week, for the past five years, this is what he has....while watching "The Flintstones" and "The Jetsons," he tells GQ in an interview that tries to take a look at the man behind the "Idol" and "X Factor" personas.
Cowell's routine is so strict, that he won't even interrupt his regular intravenous drip of B-12, magnesium, vitamin C, and a little something for his liver. If he's working, he gets hooked up for the half-hour treatment anyway.
"Even when I'm having a viewing session with producers," the 51-year-old says, "she just sticks a needle in me and we carry on doing whatever we're doing."
Cowell swears by the weekly process, and says that he's been touting the vitamin drip to everyone he knows.
"Everyone I've recommended it to, they've absolutely loved it. It sounds odd, but when you have it, it is fantastic...One girl came down and actually had two orgasms during the treatment," he recalled.
You see, Cowell is a man who thinks about longevity, which for him includes considering going for a deep freeze after his death.
"It's an insurance policy. If it doesn't work, it doesn't work," he says. "If it does work, I'll be happy. If it's possible, and I think it will be, why not have a second crack? Does that sound crazy? I think it's a good idea."
Besides, he goes on, "I have a feeling if I don't do it now, I could regret this in 300 years' time."
When he's not getting hooked up to an IV of B-12, the "X Factor" producer and judge teases his former "Idol" and now "X Factor" co-star Paula Abdul with the idea of the two of them getting to know each other more intimately.
"I've thought about it," he tells GQ. "Only if we came to a pact that there is zero conversation afterwards."
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