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New X-Factor judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato call Simon Cowell "Grandpa" and maybe his skin isn't thick enough to take it.

Page Six says Simon was recently photographed (not the photo shown here) with a Band-Aid or maybe surgical tape behind his ear as a possible sign that he had a face-lift. Sources told the gossip site that Simon “has had a procedure to make sure he still looks his best” for the new season of X-Factor, which premieres Sept. 12.

Reps for Simon claim he “accidentally cut himself" and was bandaged from a shaving injury. Believe whichever story sounds more reasonable to you.

Source: New York Post