New York, 'American Idol' judge Simon Cowell has no sympathy for troubled singer Britney Spears and says singers' recent breakdowns and stints in rehab are 'fashionable' and 'indulgence'.
Newsweek.com quoted him as saying: 'It's very fashionable to be in a rehab. This whole thing is a total indulgence. Spears and (Robbie) Williams need to get a grip. We've allowed these people to feel sorry for themselves. I don't know what's going on in Spears' head but my attitude is I couldn't care less. She should go back and live with her mum for six months.'
Cowell recommends Spears spend time with people who have real problems.
He added: 'I went to a deprived part of the world recently and saw a set of conditions that people live in that are beyond belief. So, when I hear about the Williams and the Spears going into rehab I think, 'I'll tell you what rehab is. Go to where I just went, where people really are suffering and then you'll see just how good your life is'.'