Is Richard Simmons Missing? Let’s Find Out!

Is Richard Simmons Missing? Let's Find Out!

On February 15, 2014, the fitness guru Richard Simmons disappeared. He stopped teaching his physical activity class at Slimmons, cut off his closest friends, and left the public eye after being one of the most accessible celebrities in the world for decades.

No one has heard from him, and no one knows why he left. Filmmaker Dan Taberski was a regular at Slimmons and a friend of Richard’s. Missing Richard Simmons is Dan’s search for Richard, and the more he looks, the stranger it gets.

The fitness guru Richard Simmons is “not missing,” according to a statement posted on his personal website.

The statement comes after a three-year mystery about where Simmons, who has been a part of pop culture since the 1980s.

Who Is Richard Simmons?

Richard Simmons was born on July 12, 1948, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Richard is a well-known fitness personality who is semi-retired and known for his fun and unusual fitness videos. He is known for his line of aerobics videos called Sweatin’ to the Oldies, which he uses to help people lose weight.

Before he became known on TV, he started his career when he opened Slimmons, a gym in Beverly Hills, California. Later, he became more well-known through his TV appearances and consumer products.

Is Richard Simmons Missing? Let's Find Out!

He has been on shows like The Howard Stern Show and The Late Show with David Letterman.

Is He Really Missing?

Fans haven’t seen him in years, so FOX will air a documentary about where he is.

TMZ Investigates: What Really Happened to Richard Simmons is the name of the film. It had started on FOX on August 22 at 8/7C. Before this, there were a lot of rumors about Simmons, like the one that said his housekeeper was holding him hostage. But his brother Lenny said that all of the strange rumors were false and that Simmons was fine and taking care of himself.

“After 40 or so years, he just decided he wants to rest,” Lenny said in 2017, adding that his brother is healthy and “just wants time for himself.” Tommy Estey, who works as a spokesman for Simmons, said, “He has helped millions of people lose millions of pounds. He took care of everyone else but himself for 40 years.”

Is Richard Simmons Missing? Let's Find Out!

Simmons said in 2016 that he just “wanted to be a little bit of a loner for a while” after several people tried to find out where he was.

Simmons sort of came out of retirement during the Covid-19 pandemic by posting old videos of him working out on his YouTube channel. A rep at the time told Fox News that there had been a lot of requests for Richard to come back in some way to help people deal with the pandemic.

“We thought we’d start by putting some workouts and other motivational videos back on his YouTube channel. Richard is deeply moved by the gesture.” Even so, Simmons has been hard to find for almost a decade.

Suzanne Somers On Richard Simmons

Suzanne Somers says she knew Richard Simmons was “insecure” before he went missing from public view. She is speaking out about her last meeting with fellow fitness icon Richard Simmons.

In an exclusive preview glimpse of What Really Happened to Richard Simmons episode1 aired on 22 August, the gym star-turned-actress says she realized Simmons may have had some issues before he slipped off the web and was last seen publicly almost eight years ago.

Is Richard Simmons Missing? Let's Find Out!

“One night I was on the Larry King Show and he was either going to be a guest or supposed to be a guest, and I heard through the Larry King people that he didn’t want to be on the show with me,” Somers stated in the film.

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“‘Why?’ I asked, and he replied, “She’ll make fun of me. That’s not my way; I never make fun of others. But that’s when I recognized a little insecurity had crept in She went on. He appealed to me. I was always startled when he assumed I was going to make fun of him. But doesn’t that indicate he’s in pain? Because he did that, something inside of me has been broken. He had it and then threw it away.”

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