During an appearance on The Ellen Show for season 11 of America’s Got Talent in 2016, Howie Mandell dished on his relationship with Simon Cowell. While we all know that Cowell is extremely rich, he has one very expensive habit. Mandel spoke about one conversation with Cowell in particular that had him scratching his head.
Simon Cowell Said That Howie Mandell Makes Him Feel Normal
Mandel spoke about a conversation he and Cowell had. Cowell said “You know why I like you, darling? It’s because you’re weird, people think I’m weird but you’re even weirder than me.” Perhaps the most ironic part about the whole thing was that Cowell was holding a $500 canister of oxygen and began to inhale it. You can in fact buy personal cans of oxygen, and they are not typically as expensive as the one Cowell had. A lot of celebrities use hyperbaric oxygen to rejuvenate their skin and their cells. They even get oxygen facials which cost upwards of $200 per treatment.
Howie joked that he uses the oxygen that is already in the air and he shares it with other people. While Simon needs his own personal oxygen tank because he doesn’t want to share air with other people. “He brings his own air to the show,” Mandel told Ellen Degeneres. “That’s what I like about you, you make me feel normal,” said Mandel as he imitated Cowell’s accent. Howie jokingly said that once the show airs, Simon will no longer like him. Mandel then called Cowell “a character.” He truly is a character because who else would carry around a personal oxygen tank?
People Could Not Help But Compare Simon To One Very Popular Villain
The comments on The Ellen Show clip all had one thing in common. People could not stop comparing Cowell to Darth Vader from Star Wars. Darth Vader has an iconic breathing pattern and wears a suit that is basically an iron lung that breathes for him. Take a look at this video in case this is too nerdy for you to understand.
“He uses his own oxygen! He is the real-life Darth Vader!” said one YouTube comment speaking about Cowell. Another comment said “We don’t think Simon Cowell is weird, we think he’s evil. And that oxygen thing sounds like he’s finally going full Darth Vader.” There was also another comment that simply said “Darth Vader breathing.” Cowell has definitely made some harsh comments in the past about some performances that were not up to his standards and the oxygen tank does not help his case about being compared to this iconic movie villain.
Howie Mandel & Simon Cowell Have A Close Friendship
Of course, being on America’s Got Talent has led to Mandel and Cowell to grow close as they are both dominant forces on the judging panel. They read tweets together in 2017 from ‘AGT’ fans and even shared a kiss. Well, it was a kiss on the cheek but still, there’s nothing but love between these two celebrities. Mandel giggled after Cowell kissed his cheek and it was such a genuine moment between the two. Mandel then jokingly called it “creepy.”
But still, we’re sure Cowell had no hard feelings after Mandel talked about his expensive oxygen tank habit on The Ellen Show.
What do you think about this pair’s unique friendship? Is carrying around a personal oxygen tank weird or do you think that it’s just a normal thing for Simon Cowell to do? Clearly Howie Mandel thinks it’s a little odd.
Simon Cowell Uses Oxygen Masks To Fight Aging
Of course, Simon has a more unusual weapon up his sleeve in his notorious quest for eternal youth that people just can’t get over – cans of oxygen. The 52-year-old, who has admitted to having Botox, carries a small bottle of the gas with him wherever he goes. As reported by Daily Mail, he is so convinced of the anti-aging effects of inhaling pure oxygen that he has been offering it to his fellow judges on Britain’s Got Talent, as well as hosts Ant and Dec.
The oxygen bottles claim to reduce tiredness, stress and the skin-aging process. it is also believed that Simon Cowell uses them to help replace his smoking habit.
In the past, the music mogul has described Botox as ‘no more unusual than toothpaste’.
In an interview he said: ‘Vain? Yeah, I am. But to be honest with you, I can’t think of one person who is on TV who isn’t vain. It’s the nature of the beast. If you are on TV then you have a vanity, for sure. Just admit it! Why not?
‘Yes, I’ve had Botox, but not in an obsessive way. Then again, every guy I know who works in the City has had it now.’