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Simon Cowell Can't Eat Birthday Cake

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By Emily Reily

Happy 6-0, Simon

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Simon Cowell's going to turn 60 on Oct. 7, but he won't be eating any birthday cake to celebrate the big event.

People Around Him Care About Him

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The reason comes down to his diet. He recently had a so-called intervention, when friends and family around him told him he needed to shape up, because he was apparently putting on some extra pounds.

After they filmed X-Factor, Cowell's ex-girlfriend, Sinitta, apparently talked with him about his weight, telling "Hello Magazine":

“As we were leaving, I was kissing him goodbye and saying thank you, and as I said goodbye I whispered in his ear: ‘Babe, I’m really sorry to say this but I love you so much, and I’ve got to do this. You’re too handsome, you’re too fabulous, to let yourself go like this.' ”

Even someone from "America's Got Talent," apparently said Cowell needed to "sort himself out."

Zero Sugar For Cowell

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He's not on any particular diet, but has just cut out all the bad stuff, including all sugar. Cake is made with sugar.

Cowell's not deterred. “You feel better, my memory is better. So I didn’t find it difficult," he says.

So far, he's lost 20 pounds.

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