By Erin Strecker
Updated August 30, 2012 at 09:28 PM EDT
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Hey Girl – Simon Cowell wants to be a hero too.

Following in the celebrity footsteps of Ryan Gosling, Patrick Dempsey, and Cory Booker, Simon Cowell is the latest famous do-gooder.

According to his ex-girlfriend Sinitta, who E! reports is currently vacationing with Cowell, Cowell helped rescue nine passengers on a sinking ship off the south coast of France.

“OMG!! Just had a May Day message” she tweeted. “”35ft boat sinking.. SC has sent us to help and rescue 9 people on board! Slipstream look alike boat.”

According to London’s Daily Mail, Cowell, “told his captain and crew to redirect his impressive boat to assist the struggling vessel called Slipstream. When they came nearer to the boat he sent out a smaller boat to rescue the passengers on board and bring them back to his vessel.”

So he wasn’t exactly pulling people from the ocean with his bare hands, but it’s still commendable.

Your move, Gosling.

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