Richard Simmons is talking out for the primary time in six years following the discharge of a brand new documentary that regarded into his sudden disappearance from Hollywood — and the general public eye basically.
The 74-year-old health guru took to Fb on Wednesday to point out his appreciation for the assist he’s acquired since TMZ Investigates: What Actually Occurred to Richard Simmons dropped this week. He merely wrote within the uncommon private word:
“Thank you, everyone, for your kindness and love. Love, Richard.”
The brief publish rapidly despatched followers right into a frenzy, flooding the feedback part with phrases of reward for Richard. See the reactions (under):
“I’m so proud of you for taking time for yourself. You’ve given so much of yourself to the world, and now it’s your time. Good for you.”
“We miss you Richard but hope you are doing what is right for you. You have given me so much joy for years, it is your time now, you deserve peace and happiness.”
“I knew it was you, Richard! You are very much loved, please never doubt that. You have done so much good in so many people’s lives. Thank you for all that you have done and are still doing. None of us will ever forget you!”
“We miss you Richard but hope you are doing what is right for you. You have given me so much joy for years, it is your time now, you deserve peace and happiness. Thank you for saving my life over and over again, I am forever grateful for you.”
Such candy responses!
A rep for Richard, Tom Estey, confirmed to The New York Put up on Friday the message on Fb was penned by the well being persona, and it was his first interplay with followers in six years. The spokesman added that he’s “eternally grateful” for the love, saying:
“Richard is eternally grateful for the continuous outpouring of love and gratitude he has received from across the Globe. He is happy, healthy and living the life he has chosen to live.”
Glad to listen to he’s doing nicely.
As you could know, Richard burst onto the scene within the Eighties with exercise movies that had been enjoyable and accessible for a lot of totally different physique sizes and shapes. Shortly, he gained immense success when his 1988 Sweatin’ To The Oldies tape changing into the biggest-selling dwelling health vid of all time — grossing over $200 million. Rattling!
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He continued to stay within the public eye all through the Nineteen Nineties and 2000s – showing on late-night discuss exhibits, creating best-selling cookbooks, starring in infomercials, and extra. However in 2014, he shockingly stepped away from the highlight and stopped performing for followers.
For years it’s been a thriller over what occurred to Richard. There was even hypothesis the train fanatic was being held hostage by his housekeeper in his dwelling. Nevertheless, Richard shut down these wild rumors in 2016 to As we speak, saying:
“No one is holding me in my house as a hostage. You know, I do what I want to do as I’ve always done, so people should sort of just believe what I have to say because, like, I’m Richard Simmons!”
And that was the final we heard from him… till now!
Curiosity in his disappearance exploded this week when the TMZ documentary dropped on Fox and Hulu, revealing the alleged actual purpose the star stepped away from his profession. In line with the movie, all of it got here all the way down to the beloved determine’s issues together with his knees. Richard apparently underwent proper knee substitute surgical procedure that precipitated him a ton of ache. When docs instructed him he additionally wanted to exchange the left knee, he allegedly opted to not get it for the reason that first operation was extremely traumatizing for him. This in the end resulted in him saying goodbye to Hollywood.
The doc additional alleges that Richard’s knee points had been as a result of a “birth defect,” explaining that he was “born without a full set of bones in his foot.” The situation supposedly introduced on “physical and emotional problems.” That sounds terrible…
Fortunately, it appears like Richard is doing nicely and having fun with his life proper now, as he ought to be! You don’t must do the Hollywood factor eternally to remain fabulous!
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