October 7, 2022

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Richard Simmons breaks silence, tells The Post he’s ‘living the life he chose’

Richard Simmons breaks silence, tells The Post he's 'living the life he chose'

Richard Simmons broke his 6-year silence, with his spokesperson telling The Post that the beloved fitness icon is “living the life he chose.”

Simmons’ representative, Tom Estee, spoke on Friday after the release of A A documentary film about the mysterious disappearance of the King of Drills from the spotlight.

“Richard is forever grateful for the constant outpouring of love and gratitude he has received from around the world,” he told the newspaper. “He is happy and healthy and living the life he chose to live.”

Estee’s statement comes after Simmons, 74, posted a personal note on his Facebook account for the first time in 6 years, on Wednesday night.

“Thank you all for your kindness and love,” Simmons wrote before signing.

Estee confirmed that the letter was personally written by Simmons.

Simmons was one of America’s most prolific public figures for more than three decades before his disappearance. Filmed in 2011.
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Simmons was one of Hollywood’s biggest stars for more than three decades before him Suddenly he disappeared from the public eye in 2014.

Interest in his sudden departure from the spotlight renewed this week, following the release of the new document “TMZ Investigates: What Really Happened to Richard Simmons.”

The private, which has been streamed on Fox and Hulu, has claimed problems with the star His knees were behind his sudden descent from the spotlight.

Simmons hasn’t been seen in public since 2014, but he did The phone appears again today in 2016 to refute wild rumors that his housekeeper was being held hostage.

Meanwhile, fans were thrilled with Simmon’s Facebook message, which has already received nearly 5,000 comment responses.

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“I knew it was you, Richard!” One fan fainted. “You are so loved, please never doubt it. You have done so much good in the lives of so many people. Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do. None of us will ever forget you!”

Another echoed: “We miss you Richard but hope you do what’s right for you. You’ve given me so much joy for years, your time is now, you deserve peace and happiness. Thank you for saving my life over and over again, I’m forever grateful to you.”

The fitness expert exploded onto the scene in the 1980’s, earning millions with workout videos that were both comprehensive and upscale.
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