Richard Simmons breaks silence about his disappearance

Richards Simmons speaks after disappearance

Richard Simmons Makes Rare Statement Days After Documentary on His Disappearance Airs – E! NEWS

Richard Simmons has broken his six-year silence and is “happy, healthy, and living the life that he has chosen,” according to his spokesperson.

Richard Simmons was one of Hollywood’s biggest stars for more than three decades until his sudden exit from public view in 2014. A new documentary claims his troubled knee is behind his sudden avoidance of the limelight.

Simmons became a favorite figure after burst onto the scene in the 80s with training videos accessible to people of all shapes and sizes.  His biggest hit was the 1988 VHS “Sweatin’ To The Oldies.”  This became the biggest-selling, highest-grossing home fitness video of all time, gaining more than $200 million in sales.

Richard Simmons stopped performing publicly in 2014, citing problems with his knee. The new TMZ documentary claims his knee problems are due to “birth defects” in which he was “born without a complete set of bones in his feet.”

For more coverage on this story, check the following additional news sources:

  1. Richard Simmons Makes Rare Statement Days After Documentary on His Disappearance Airs  E! NEWS
  2. Richard Simmons speaks out amid shocking doc explaining his absence from the spotlight  Fox News
  3. Richard Simmons Shares Rare Message To Thank Fans Amid Disappearance Documentary  Access
  4. Richard Simmons breaks silence, tells The Post he’s ‘living the life he has chosen’  New York Post
  5. Richard Simmons Thanks Fans for ‘Kindness and Love’ Days After Documentary on His Disappearance  PEOPLE
John Nightbridge is a veteran reporter, researcher, and economic policy major from UCLA. Passionate about world issues and potential ways to solve them is a significant focus of his work. Writing freelance and reading the news are John's passions at work. Outside of work, it's all about sky diving, surfing, and stock market modeling.