Washington, Feb 13: Simon Cowell offered his private jet to a TV crewmember whose pregnant girlfriend went into early labour over the weekend.
Sound recordist John Hagenstede was shooting the latest round of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ auditions in Edinburgh, Scotland when he came to know that his partner Lisa Stewart had been taken to hospital to give birth nearly two weeks before her due date.
Hagenstede couldn’t find a flight back to England.
It is then that the music mogul came to his rescue and showed his generous side by offering the 44-year-old a ride back home so that he wouldn’t miss the birth.
He jetted into London’s Luton airport with Cowell, and was even treated to a chauffeur ride to the hospital, where he arrived in time to see the birth of his son Jude Berkeley Hagenstede.
“There was a car waiting for Simon and the others and another one that he had laid on for me,” Contactmusic quoted Hagenstede as telling Britain’s Daily Express.
“Simon said, ‘Congratulations to you and your girlfriend and I hope it goes well.’I just wanted to keep thanking him – I was over the moon… He’s such a beautiful child. I thought it was near impossible that I would get to see the birth but I got here with just minutes to spare.
“If it hadn’t been for Simon and his plane I would have missed the whole thing,” he added. (ANI)