Richard Simmons: another Howard Hughes?

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  1. MilkyDischarge

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    i got curious after seeing him in the baseball thread. From June radar online,

    A reclusive Richard Simmons is “frail, weak and spiritually broken,” and “in desperate need of help,” his ex-personal assistant told The National ENQUIRER.

    Mauro Oliveira, who also served as a masseuse for the once-energetic 1980s star, told The ENQUIRER that the 66-year-old’s business manager and a housekeeper control who has access to the celebrity trainer, and dictate “his every move.”

    Oliveira told The ENQUIRER that when the last time he saw Simmons — in April 2014, a month after he stopped working for him — “I thought he was suicidal!”

    “He had completely given up,” Oliveira said of the bedridden star. “I said, ‘You have to get out … you need to eat!'”

    Oliveira said Simmons responded to him, “No, I need to rest, I’m very tired.”

    The “Sweatin’ to the Oldies” star hasn’t been seen publicly since the 2013 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and was shockingly absent from last September’s funeral for his longtime showbiz friend Joan Rivers

    The Deal-A-Meal mogul’s blues can be traced to a series of upsetting life events, Oliveira said, including a knee injury, the end of a long romance, and the death of his beloved Dalmatian, Hattie.

    “Richard was crushed when he had to put Hattie down,” Oliveira, who Simmons has stopped speaking to, told The ENQUIRER.

    Oliveira, who’s also reached out to the star’s relatives, said he’s gone public with the info because he wants “Richard’s fans to be aware of what’s going on.”

    Oliveira has penned a book about his experiences with Simmons, titled, “King Rich and the Evil Witch.”
     
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    Richard is a nice man
     
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    I'm sure Howard is just about to write him a letter.
     
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    ...my name is sheryll and i am your daughter
     
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    I saw another updated report that said one of his relatives was concerned, so police spoke to Richard inside his home for one hour. Aside from limping he was for the most part
    fine. Says he just grew tired of it all and quickly decided to hang up his gym shoes. He refuses to get surgery (bad move) since he is deathly afraid of the OR, and blood.
    Let's just hope he doesn't gain weight.
     
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    he's a very odd fella
    but seems like a real good person also

    he's sorta sad and funny at the same time
     
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    I thought he was always a great person. Hope he is well.
     
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    I still have hopes that he finds the woman of his dreams and settles down.
     
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    My overweight step-mother used to buy all his tapes back in the day. I think some of them are still in the wrapper. Guy must be loaded.
     
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    I got to take an exercise class with him once. It was packed wall to wall with people, you couldn't really exercise. He kissed every single person on the way out, which was kinda gross. But it was fun experience. Glad I went. :)
     
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    Richard reminds me of my mom.
    Very loud and very sensitive.
     
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    Very curious about his personal life
     
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    He's a well known pussy slayer just like HH.
     
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    He's been opened up more times than a Neil Simon play on broadway :c
     
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    He needs some dawgshed in his life. Take two shows and call me in the morning, Rich.
     
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    Doesn't seem like the greatest retirement plan ... still, he probably needs a rest. So why not just say "I'm retiring, thanks for everything" instead of just disappearing? :dontknow:
     
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    It wasent long ago he was getting spankings.
     
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