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Simon Cowell sparked speculation when he was snapped driving his car

Simon Cowell sparked speculation when he was snapped driving his car

Simon Cowell sparked speculation when he was snapped driving his car

Simon Cowell sparked rumours that he may have gone under the knife after he was spotted with a mystery plaster behind his ear.

The image-conscious X Factor judge - who has previously admitted to getting Botox treatments - was snapped with the plaster while driving down LA's Sunset Boulevard.

But a source close to the music mogul insisted to The Sun that he had "accidentally cut himself".

Another source was quoted as telling Us Weekly: "Simon cut himself by accident. It's not surgery."

Simon returned to the judging panel of X Factor USA this week following a bout of bronchitis.

Pal and UK X Factor star Louis Walsh kept the star's seat warm for the Kansas auditions, where he joined judges Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and LA Reid.

PA