Oh no Richard...

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  1. aquadog

    aquadog Well-Known Member

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    From TMZ...
    Something is seriously wrong with Richard Simmons ... he disappeared for almost the entire year ... and we're told there's a physical problem that has led to debilitating depression.

    Simmons was last photographed in public January 11th at a charity event. TMZ got video of Richard later that evening, but that's the last time anyone has seen him in public.

    Various people who are extremely close to Richard tell TMZ ... he has gone radio silent with them, he does not accept or return phone calls, and he has his housekeeper turn people away when they come to visit him.

    Richard has not shown up at his famed studio, Slimmons in Beverly Hills for months. Simmons was a fixture there, regularly teaching classes. The staff offers no explanation for his prolonged absence.

    A source extremely close to Richard -- one of the few people with whom he is in contact -- tells TMZ the fitness guru is in a massive state of depression over a bum knee. He says doctors told Richard he needs a left knee replacement and if he doesn't get one he will never be able to exercise again.

    The source says Richard is terrified of the surgery and has put it off all year. He had a right knee replacement 4 years ago and he put off the surgery for nearly a decade ... he was that frightened.

    We're told Richard has tried stem cell and red blood platelet therapy -- like Kobe Bryant -- but it failed.

    We're told he's paralyzed with fear and depression which has made him a shut in for 2014.

    Other friends and business associates tell TMZ they don't believe this is just a knee problem ... they think it's more serious.

    We left a message for Richard but he did not return our calls.
     
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  2. MyLazyHand

    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    We're told he's paralyzed with fear and depression which has made him a shut in for 2014.



    He could be Poster of the Year if he would just work the Gary Puppet routine.
     
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    He lives a tortured life. I always wondered why he did not come out.

    Howard treated him horribly.
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    He's just waiting for the right fat girl to come along.
     
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    For someone who loves the gays, he did treat him like shit.
     
  6. BuffaloTom

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    It's not like it wasn't painfully obvious to the world. Weird little man but I do feel sorry for his suffering. 20 yrs ago I get, but now?
     
  7. scoobyla

    scoobyla Well-Known Member

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    its always "close friends" tell us.
    no, close friends wouldnt tell u anything
     
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    teehee Friend Of The Friendless VIP

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    I remember when Howard would have Richard to his and Allisons home. He even named Ashley..Richard and Joan Rivers were the only celeb friends he could get. He was such an asshole to Richard.

    It makes me sad to think of the poor guy never being at peace to be who he is..
     
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    Fuck Richard Simmons. He has a full life. Thousands worship him. Many show true love towards him. He always talked about his loving mother. He has multiple successful businesses. That's a fuckin full ass life. Fuck You Richard Simmons. I do not feel sorry for you.

    Wanna see misery in a bucket? Google: Ryan Lever misplaced his teeth.

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    "I do not make the fuckin' rules"....Jersery
     
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    might need to readjust my celebrity death pool lineup.
     
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    That poor guy needs a huge microphone to hide behind like Stern!
     
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    He spent too much time on his knees.
     
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    I like Richard but god what a pussy. It's a fucking knee replacement, those things are NOTHING now, my FIL just had both his knees replaced over the last 6 months, he was back home after each surgery after one day...
     
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    Yeah, I remember that. Alison probably treated him better - normal. He also was really good to Gary in helping him deal with his gay brother.
     
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    His life style is catching up to him.
     
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    It made me angry that Howard pretends to be so open regarding gays, but yet he never got past trying to "out" him on the show. The guy did a lot of good for a lot of people, and Howard never acknowledged that.
     
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    I bet his whole asshole is hanging out...
     
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    So true, especially the doctors in Beverly Hills. That is really sad. It is not like he has to go through obamacare for authorization.
     
  19. smichal

    smichal A1 Dick Game

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    I hope it's not the aids.
    he was looking very skinny and different for the past few years
     
  20. Kool

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    He should officially come out before he croaks.