What Happened to Simon Cowell’s Eye?

October 26, 2011

Celebrity, The Advisor

While watching the X-Factor the other night, I was quite surprised to see Simon Cowell’s left eyelid was drooping. I had to do a double-take to make sure that my own eye wasn’t playing tricks on me. It was immediately obvious to me what had transpired; Simon unfortunately had suffered a rare, but preventable, Botox complication. Botox obviously weakens the facial muscles to smooth out forehead wrinkles, but if placed too closely to the eyelid, it can weaken the levator muscle that elevates the upper eyelid. This is called an eyelid ptosis, and as one can expect, occurs quite rarely after Botox injections. As long as the injector is careful and adheres to basic injection principles, this complication can be largely avoided. The good news is that it usually doesn’t last long. But back to Simon…I can only imagine how angry he was, for this to happen during the debut of his newest show! I imagine he treated his injecting physician far worse than any of his contestants! Now I guess we’ll all see how long the ptosis lasts…

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