Simon Cowell has called in a "house healer" to improve the energy in his home.

The music mogul decided to rid his Los Angeles mansion of negative energy after a friend recommended he try out the strange treatment and Simon is excited about seeing the results.

He wrote on twitter: "Hello. I had someone heal my house. Strange but great.

"The healer brings in good energy. Someone told me about it. It takes a couple of days."

It was recently revealed that Simon suffered a breakdown earlier this summer as the strains of managing his working life - which includes a portfolio of shows including 'The X Factor' in the UK and US, 'Britain's Got Talent' and 'America's Got Talent' - became too much for him.

Simon reportedly had to take a step back from auditions for this year's 'X Factor' in the US after he feared his lifestyle was making him into a "weird vampire."

In an updated new chapter of his book, 'Sweet Revenge , The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell', Tom Bower says the TV star told his close friend and 'X Factor' colleague Louis Walsh: "I don't want any more tablets and pills. I'm cutting out the lot, including cigarettes.

"I desperately need peace. I'm craving normality. I've got to work out my demons and come out of it.

"I have to get back to where I was years ago. I had to stop reading texts at three in the morning and making calls later and later. I wanted peace."

Simon, 52, later added to friends that the pressures of constantly flying between the US and the UK were getting too much for him, saying: "My life was like a night shift. I'd forgotten the sensation of the morning."