Wed, 13 Jun 2012 08:03:09 GMT | By Chloe Goody
Celebrities who have saved lives

Simon Cowell saves contestant

Simon Cowell (© Reuters/Mario Anzuoni)
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Simon Cowell also became an accidental hero when his criticism of a woman's voice, who was auditioning for the UK version of The X Factor, later turned out to be a potentially fatal lung disease. During the audition Cowell said 'Something happens to your throat when you sing. It is quite raspy. It sounds as if you have someone else in there, like you were choking on something.'