Richard Simmons: another Howard Hughes?

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by MilkyDischarge, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. MilkyDischarge

    MilkyDischarge The "Fuckin' cockroach infestation!" Gold

    Reputations:
    162,666
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2013
    Messages:
    17,458
    Likes Received:
    33,013
    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.”
     
  2. lilbuddy67

    lilbuddy67 A man with breath-taking anger management issues Banned User

    Reputations:
    3
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    13,272
    Likes Received:
    15,753
  3. johnfreeman1

    johnfreeman1 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    20
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2015
    Messages:
    4,268
    Likes Received:
    11,368
    Richard is a nice man
     
  4. lilbuddy67

    lilbuddy67 A man with breath-taking anger management issues Banned User

    Reputations:
    3
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    13,272
    Likes Received:
    15,753
  5. lilbuddy67

    lilbuddy67 A man with breath-taking anger management issues Banned User

    Reputations:
    3
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    13,272
    Likes Received:
    15,753
  6. Horff

    Horff Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    1,114
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2012
    Messages:
    871
    Likes Received:
    989
    I'm sure Howard is just about to write him a letter.
     
  7. R.P. McMurphy

    R.P. McMurphy Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    3
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2012
    Messages:
    41,581
    Likes Received:
    40,974
    ...my name is sheryll and i am your daughter
     
    Wangold, scoobyla, nxridge and 26 others like this.
  8. lovetalkradio

    lovetalkradio Well-Known Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    9,901
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2014
    Messages:
    8,800
    Likes Received:
    9,228
    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.
     
    smichal likes this.
  9. Tipsey Russell

    Tipsey Russell VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    41,910
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2013
    Messages:
    16,244
    Likes Received:
    38,472
    he's a very odd fella
    but seems like a real good person also

    he's sorta sad and funny at the same time
     
  10. jon1972us

    jon1972us Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    411
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    1,612
    Likes Received:
    1,671
    I thought he was always a great person. Hope he is well.
     
  11. Rob0729

    Rob0729 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    18,939
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2012
    Messages:
    14,298
    Likes Received:
    20,351
    I still have hopes that he finds the woman of his dreams and settles down.
     
  12. Night Ape

    Night Ape Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    9,667
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2012
    Messages:
    6,046
    Likes Received:
    10,866
    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.
     
    GIRLY, sino8r, smichal and 1 other person like this.
  13. joyceface

    joyceface Queen of Everything VIP

    Reputations:
    12
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2011
    Messages:
    9,454
    Likes Received:
    9,110
    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. :)
     
  14. beetlejosh

    beetlejosh Do I look like I'm not stupid, Sal?! Gold

    Reputations:
    113,410
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    34,744
    Likes Received:
    36,139
    Richard reminds me of my mom.
    Very loud and very sensitive.
     
    check1, GIRLY, reno and 3 others like this.
  15. Kool

    Kool Well-Known Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    5,537
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2012
    Messages:
    10,244
    Likes Received:
    11,305
    Very curious about his personal life
     
    Gusbuss and IfTheyOnlyKnew like this.
  16. tHISisKiSSeL

    tHISisKiSSeL ♡❂❁❀♡ Gold

    Reputations:
    79,088
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    8,818
    Likes Received:
    7,380
    He's a well known pussy slayer just like HH.
     
    TheSurvivingJesusTwin and GIRLY like this.
  17. Chrisboom

    Chrisboom Well-Known Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    -4,661
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2014
    Messages:
    3,230
    Likes Received:
    4,893
    He's been opened up more times than a Neil Simon play on broadway :c
     
    SouthernListen and Slow like this.
  18. EmperorsNewCaps

    EmperorsNewCaps Member

    Reputations:
    34
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    12,184
    Likes Received:
    15,795
    He needs some dawgshed in his life. Take two shows and call me in the morning, Rich.
     
  19. AmishGirl

    AmishGirl Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    16,742
    Joined:
    May 12, 2012
    Messages:
    25,480
    Likes Received:
    23,369
    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:
     
  20. yaddc

    yaddc Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    45,935
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2014
    Messages:
    32,374
    Likes Received:
    30,561
    It wasent long ago he was getting spankings.
     
    reno likes this.