Simon Isn't Planning to Freeze Himself After All

American Idol judge was joking, rep says
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 25, 2009 1:54 PM CST
In this 2008 file photo, "American Idol" judges, from left, Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson arrive at a promotional event.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Ever the cool cat, Simon Cowell now says he was just kidding recently when he informed Britain’s prime minister he’d like to be frozen after his death, a rep for the American Idol judge tells the Mirror. The 49-year-old reportedly told Gordon Brown “I’d be doing the nation a service” by preserving himself for posterity.