Will Simon Cowell be delivering his chilly remarks to American Idol contestants generations from now? If the talent show judge has his way, he just might.
According to the British newspaper The Daily Mail, Cowell declared his intentions at a party hosted by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. "I have decided to freeze myself when I die. You know, cryonics. You pay a lot of money and you get stuck in a deep freeze once you’ve been declared dead," he said.
Was Simon serious? If so, the post-mortem procedure will set him back a pretty penny. To have one body stored in a vat of liquid nitrogen can range from $30,000 to $174,000.
Simon says it’s all worth it. "Medical science is bound to work out a way of bringing us back to life in the next century or so, and I want to be available when they do. I would be doing the nation an invaluable service."