Simon Cowell has abruptly cancelled his 60th birthday celebrations just days before he was set to host an exclusive party at a west London restaurant.
The music mogul, who turned 60 on the 7 October, had celebrity guests flying from all over the world to celebrate his milestone at Chelsea restaurant, La Famiglia, on Wednesday night.
Simon and his partner, Lauren Silverman, 42, sent out cancellations just days before the birthday extravaganza, citing ‘scheduling conflicts’ as the reason, leaving his showbiz friends’ plans in turmoil.
Instead of celebrating his big day, the television personality would rather focus on the current celebrity series of The X Factor, which has suffered disappointing ratings thus far.
A spokesperson for Simon told MailOnline: ‘The decision was made to postpone the dinner yesterday morning.
‘Simon’s priority is his incredibly busy work schedule over the next month and this, of course, includes the current series of The X Factor as well as other TV and music projects.’