Simon Cowell funds life-saving treatment for four-year-old boy
14 October 2018 - 1:00 PM

Simon Cowell funds life-saving treatment for four-year-old boy

Share article:

Simon Cowell has pledged £50,000 to help a four-year-old boy get life-saving cancer treatment in the US.

The music mogul has donated the huge sum towards Zac Oliver's overall target of raising £500,000 so he can receive treatment for Near Haploid, which is a rare form of leukaemia.

In a video urging other people to support Zac, Simon - who has a four-year-old son called Eric with his partner Lauren Silverman - said: "This boy is four years old and needs money to get him to America to get the help he needs.

"So I want you please to go on Zac Oliver's JustGiving page and whatever you can donate will make a difference.

"And because I don't like well-known people telling people to do something and don't do anything themselves, I'm going to donate £50,000. We're going to get there."

Simon Cowell to 'offer record deal to celeb X Factor winner'

Simon Cowell to 'offer record deal to celeb X Factor winner'

17 April 2019 - 12:00 PM

Simon Cowell to 'offer record deal to celeb X Factor winner'

Treatment for the illness is not currently available on the NHS.

But Zac's mum, Hannah Oliver-Willets, has thanked the "X Factor" judge for his support.

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field quit X Factor

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field quit X Factor

12 April 2019 - 8:00 AM

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field quit X Factor

Reflecting on his generosity, he said: "Thank you, Simon Cowell.

"I explained to Zac that Simon has helped to pay for his special medicine.

"Zac said "thanks Si", LOL. Little does he know how much closer we really are to getting him to the US."

Meanwhile, Simon previously admitted that parenthood has changed his outlook on life.

He shared: "It gives you such a different perspective on life. Things that I thought were important, just aren't.

"Because I see a lot of things through his eyes now, I find everything to be a happier place."

Kevin Clifton pays tribute to Stacey Dooley
20 April 2019

Kevin Clifton pays tribute to Stacey Dooley

Kevin Clifton pays tribute to Stacey Dooley
Natalie Cassidy 'finally feels comfortable' with her weight
20 April 2019

Natalie Cassidy 'finally feels comfortable' with her weight

Natalie Cassidy 'finally feels comfortable' with her weight
Danny Dyer says he's a 'master' of sex
20 April 2019

Danny Dyer says he's a 'master' of sex

Danny Dyer says he's a 'master' of sex
Louis Smith eyes up acting career with Game of Thrones style role
19 April 2019

Louis Smith eyes up acting career with Game of Thrones style role

Louis Smith eyes up acting career with Game of Thrones style role
Diversity in talks to 'go back and perform' on Britain's Got Talent
19 April 2019

Diversity in talks to 'go back and perform' on Britain's Got Talent

Diversity in talks to 'go back and perform' on Britain's Got Talent
EastEnders star Jake Wood says his mum prefers Coronation Street
19 April 2019

EastEnders star Jake Wood says his mum prefers Coronation Street

EastEnders star Jake Wood says his mum prefers Coronation Street
Alicya Eyo is drawn to playing characters in prison dramas
19 April 2019

Alicya Eyo is drawn to playing characters in prison dramas

Alicya Eyo is drawn to playing characters in prison dramas
Tanya Bardsley won't have more plastic surgery
19 April 2019

Tanya Bardsley won't have more plastic surgery

Tanya Bardsley won't have more plastic surgery
Isaac Hempstead Wright's 'intense stare' is because he is 'blind'
19 April 2019

Isaac Hempstead Wright's 'intense stare' is because he is 'blind'

Isaac Hempstead Wright's 'intense stare' is because he is 'blind'
Stacey Dooley urged to stay away from Kevin Clifton to avoid 'scadle'
19 April 2019

Stacey Dooley urged to stay away from Kevin Clifton to avoid 'scadle'

Stacey Dooley urged to stay away from Kevin Clifton to avoid 'scadle'
Hanna Miraftab says Real Housewives left her 'stressed' and 'struggling'
19 April 2019

Hanna Miraftab says Real Housewives left her 'stressed' and 'struggling'

Hanna Miraftab says Real Housewives left her 'stressed' and 'struggling'
Andrea McLean 'struggled emotionally' on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins
19 April 2019

Andrea McLean 'struggled emotionally' on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins

Andrea McLean 'struggled emotionally' on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins