“He’s not the same man anymore”

For years, why Richard Simmons Glamorous Fitness Guru and a talk show fixture, then suddenly withdrew from public life.

After decades in the limelight, the 74-year-old abruptly stopped teaching workout studios in 2014. His last public appearance was over eight years ago. Simmons’ disappearance sparked a podcast titled “Missing Richard Simmons” and a number of conspiracy theories claiming the star was being held hostage in his Hollywood Hills home by his housekeeper.

In 2017, Simmons sued two tabloids for alleging his transition to female. Simmons’ attorneys say he supports transgender rights, but the allegations defame him. ing.

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Richard Simmons was the subject of a TMZ special that aired Monday night on FOX. Harry Langdon/Getty Images

On Monday night, FOX aired TMZ Investigates: What Really Happened to Richard Simmons, exploring his rise to stardom and his surprising departure from the public eye. Interviews with Dennis Austin, Suzanne Sommers, friend Bruce Villanch, and Simmons’ longtime costume designer Leslie Wilshere have been published.

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According to the documentationSimmons has stayed out of the limelight for a surprisingly simple reason.

“Doctors told him he needed a left knee replacement around the time he went missing in 2014,” the doctor claimed. He may never have been able to exercise again.Now this is the key to Richard Simmons’ disappearance.The prospect of surgery, the prospect of becoming sedentary, has sunk Richard into a deep depression. Richard still knows today that he has not had corrective surgery on his left knee.He walks with a cane and that explains a lot.

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Numerous conspiracy theories regarding the whereabouts of Richard Simmons have been offered over the years. Ray Tamara/Getty Images

In 2014, eight months after Simmons left the public eye, the outlet claimed the star had “two bad knees.” It is said that his first operation was so painful that he delayed his second operation.

In 2017, a woman who claims to have known Simmons for 35 years told the outlet that knee problems have kept Simmons “virtually in hiding.”

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The documentary claimed Simmons delayed his second surgery because he was worried about whether he would be able to get back on track after the surgery. exacerbate any disease.

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Beloved fitness guru Richard Simmons was a talk show regular at the height of his career. Moses Robinson/Getty Images

“He wanted to be remembered as a vibrant, healthy man,” the doctor claimed. His decision…he had a right knee replacement a few years ago and still needed a left knee.He was in a lot of pain.

The special also claimed that there was one LAPD detective who spoke with Simmons over the years, although he didn’t want to be identified. No. He wanted to be remembered as someone who was loved and watched by millions, which is why he disappeared.”

Simmons was compared to Greta Garboan Oscar-nominated star of the ’30s who was very protective of her privacy. was

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Richard Simmons in 2013. Before hitting the public eye in 2014, Simmons greeted his bus on his Hollywood tour that stopped at his home in The Hills and personally called fans to support his weight loss efforts. . David A. Warega/WireImage

“He has deftly figured out a way to live inconspicuously,” claimed.

Still, Simmons has endured heartache. His companions shared that eight of his beloved Dalmatians had died over the years, his last dog he was 17 years old.

Sommers explained how she realized Simmons may have been feeling uneasy before withdrawing completely.

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In the special, Suzanne Sommers talked about her last interaction with Richard Simmons. David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

“One night I was on the ‘Larry King Show’ and he was or was supposed to be a guest, and I was told by the Larry King people that he I heard you didn’t want to be on the show with me,” the “Three’s Company” star recalled.

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“I said, ‘Why?’ He said, ‘She’ll make fun of me,'” the 75-year-old said. But then I realized that there was a little anxiety there.I liked him.Does that show that he has a heartache? did that, something is broken inside. He had it and let it go.

A spokesperson for Simmons told Fox News Digital on Tuesday that he had no comment on the allegations made in the document.

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Eight of Richard Simmons’ beloved dalmatians have died over the years, according to the special. Ron Eisenberg/Michael Oakes Archive/Getty Images

In 2021, Simmons revealed that he wants a new generation of fans to be introduced to his classic exercise series, “Sweatin’ to the Oldies.” At that time, Fuse Sweat was announced streaming channelwhich includes The Simmons Show in its line of programming.

“I am very excited that my groundbreaking fitness series from Sweatin to Oldies is still so relevant and popular, and that many new fans will discover this timeless classic. I hope you will,” he said in a statement.