Richard Simmons missing? The celebrity fitness guru hasn’t been photographed in public since Jan. 11, and isn’t returning phone calls and messages from friends, the website reports. TMZ adds that he hasn’t shown up to his Beverly Hills studio in months and has his housekeeper turn people away when they drop by his house.
A source, who is one of the few people Simmons has contact with, claims he’s massively depressed due to a bad knee. Doctors tell Simmons he needs a left knee replacement or he’ll never exercise again. Simmons is absolutely terrified of the surgery and has been putting it off. He replaced his right knee four years ago, a surgery he held off on for almost a decade. He’s tried alternatives such as stem cell and red blood platelet therapy which have not worked.
Now he’s severely depressed and won’t leave his house. However, other friends think it’s more than just the knee that’s giving him the sads. For those that want ot know, no word on how long his fingernails have gotten or if he’s taken to peeing in jars.
What’s a depressed Richard Simmons look like anyway? That’s like asking someone to imagine a talented Paris Hilton.