‘I lost my best friend a couple of years ago, and I interpret it in an entirely different way,’ he says of the track before proceeding to deliver his version.
But the emotional lyrics soon get the better of Simon, who is affectionately known as TV’s Mr. Nasty, as his eyes begin to fill with water.
Looking down, the music mogul cups his chin in his hands in a bid to hold back the tears as co-judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini looks on at him in sadness.
But Simon’s attempt to abstain from crying soon fails as tears begin to fall.