We can’t help being fascinated by the podcast Missing Richard Simmons and the possibility, according to The Hollywood Reporter, that it might become a TV series. Is he at home CRINGING or chortling in delight at this news? Becoming a hermit has brought him almost as much attention as his high profile life as an exercise weight-loss guru and inspirational speaker. We remember in the early 90’s boarding the same plane to New York as Richard. One look and he exploded with excitement, loudly announcing up and down the aisle that the gossip reporter from Star magazine was on the flight! It was a little embarrassing, but fun. You had to love him. We’re not buying that Richard “retired” in 2014, simply abandoning his Slimmons studio. We ended up with the same knee problems that Richard has had- possibly due to excessive aerobics. We don’t think he’s having a sex change like the National Enquirer stated. But he went from EXTREME extrovert to introvert – and that’s not normal. Is he wallowing in self-pity? This weeks hospitalization for gastrointestional problems makes us think of drugs. Painkillers. We hope we are wrong, but will continue to keep whatever tabs we can upon Richard.
(Above, Richard’s Hollywood Hills home)

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Posted by Janet on April 18, 2017

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  1. By bear mountain
    On April 18, 2017 at

    he will survive it?

  2. By Scooby
    On April 19, 2017 at

    Back in the 80s, he used to drive around LA in a big Mercedes 450SEL with the vanity plate “YRUFAT”–and he’d have a giant plush-toy pig sitting in the passenger seat. 🙂

    His act–which seemed indistinguishable from his real persona–ran for a very long time.

    It must have been exhausting; that’s why the late, very funny Phyllis Diller knew not to be “on” ALL the time.

  3. By susieserb
    On April 19, 2017 at

    Listen he could have dementia for all we know and it’s obvious Richard wants to be left alone..Who cares why he’s hiding? Unless he’s being held hostage (how can one prove that)..We should respect RS’s anonymity.

  4. By Borgqueen
    On April 19, 2017 at

    I read a blind item that he was being blackmailed by a former lover. See below:

    It is the sad fall of a man who was once an A+ list celebrity. He still has A+ list name recognition, although with people under 25, it might be lower than that. Our celebrity has always been deep in the closet. Everyone knows he is gay, but somehow we never even bothered to ask him because we all just know. When he would come on late night television, you were guaranteed a great 10 minute segment. A few years back, he met a guy through a dating service. The guy, is about a quarter the age of our celebrity. He says he met the guy through a dating site. Most people believe he was found either through an escort site or a hookup site. In any event, our celebrity fell in love. Lust. Hard. The next thing you know, the boyfriend moved in and was spending vast sums of the celebrity’s money. Vast sums. Sometimes a hundred grand in a month. The celebrity bought him multiple cars and a condo. The condo was for when the boyfriend needed to “work.” What it really was though was a place the guy would go with hookups he met at various bars. The boyfriend started staying less and less at the home of the celebrity because of “work,” but still managed to use the credit cards the celebrity got for him to pay for every expense imaginable. When the celebrity started questioning the $5000 nights out in clubs, the boyfriend said he was just entertaining clients. Our celebrity was so in love with this guy that he just accepted the stories and cut a lot of people from his life who were trying to paint the real picture. Then one day, the boyfriend told the celebrity that he was moving out. Oh, and that he wanted $2M or he would sell his stories about the celebrity to the media. Surprisingly enough, the celebrity paid the money. I think he was hoping it would keep the boyfriend. Nope. Since the day the boyfriend walked out, our celebrity has just been counting down the days until he dies. He has no life in him any longer. He never leaves the house and only rarely gets out of bed. A sad end to a great guy.

  5. By Palermo
    On April 19, 2017 at

    Maybe the intestinal issue is from the housekeeper slowly poisoning him …

  6. By GigiHaditall
    On April 19, 2017 at

    A disgusting immoral Man

  7. By susieserb
    On April 20, 2017 at

    BORGQUEEN WOW.. TMZ has a source that says RS walks around his area in disguise and not an elaborate one either. Hat, cane and sunnies but apparently he walks around time to time.

  8. By EdnaMae
    On April 25, 2017 at

    I highly suspect it is a serious medical issue. Maybe Parkinson’s, possibly cancer, ..etc. I certainly hope not.

    I truly hope he is healthy, happy and relaxing.


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