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For the past 20 years, when you discussed the face of the fitness world, you mentioned Richard Simmons. He was everywhere all the time. He pushed exercise and healthy eating. His bubbly yet in your face approach helped him branch into mainstream America. Yet over the past 2 years, Richard has gone M.I.A. This weekend a WILD rumor came out that Simmons kidnapped and being held captive by by housekeeper through.. Witchcraft. Yeah, this one is a doozy.
His rep stepped up and said that Richard is not missing, but "taking a break from the public eye." This is pretty odd for a guy who couldn't get enough of the spotlight. He recently did an interview with Entertainment Tonight and confirmed that he was not kidnapped. "I love all the people who worry about me, but it was time for me to take sometime to be by myself." So, what do you think is really the truth in regards to The Richard Simmons Story?
I seriously have three work out cassette tapes in a box in my moms basement. Richard is hard man to get rid of, even after stepping out of the spotlight. >_> I think he's secretly bottling and selling what crazy energy he has left on the black market.
I believe he did need personal time. He is energetic, compassionate, and he was extremely busy. At some point, it can become overwhelming.