Any burglary can be scary, but when you're metres away from raiders stealing from your home, it can be even more terrifying.
That's what happened to Simon Cowell and his family in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Simon was burgled at his £10m (€13m) London home in the middle of the night as he, his girlfriend Lauren Silverman and son Eric slept inside. The raiders escaped with jewellery and cash worth a mighty six-figure sum, the Daily Mail reports.
They sneaked into the Holland Park property at 2.20am yesterday and after searching the downstairs of the house, spotted a key to a safe.
The safe was completely emptied of cash and jewellery before the raiders fled as the police were called.
Simon only became aware of the situation when his personal bodyguard woke him up after the burglars ran.
Even after the stressful ordeal, Simon still made it to rehearsals for tonights X Factor and put on a brave face in front of the cameras as he waved a peace sign on his way out of the studio.