Richard Simmons Tells His Fans That He’s Sure He’ll Be Feeling Okay Soon

The sparkly cloud-topped Pixy Stix that is Richard Simmons hardly ever speaks directly to his loyal disciples ever since he retired from the spotlight, but today, he left a message for his fans on his Facebook page. Richard very briefly responded to the podcast Richard Simmons Is Missing and mostly thanked everyone for praying to their Santo Simmons candle while he’s laid up in the hospital.

Richard has been in the hospital since Monday and his rep says he’s got digestion issues. In his Facebook message, he also gifted his fans with words of inspiration about reaching out for help when they really need it.

Hello to everyone who has shown concern for me and sent their good wishes. You will never know how much it means to me. Aren’t you sick of hearing and reading about me?! LOL Well by now you know that I’m not “missing”, just a little under the weather. I’m sure I will be feeling good and back home in a couple of days.

This has reminded me that when you need help you can’t be afraid to reach out and ask for it. We all think we should always be able to solve our problems all by ourselves and sometimes it’s just bigger than we are. I reached out and I hope you will too. I’m sure there are people in your life who love and care for you and would do anything to help you with the challenges you face.

Just knowing you care has already made me feel better. Hope to see you again soon!


I need to text those words of kindness from Santo Simmons to my family, because whenever I call and say, “I need your help,” they suddenly get a case of diarrhea and tell me they need to call me back and they never do. Yes, I’m usually asking for another loan I won’t pay back, but still!

TMZ says Richard isn’t holed up in his Hollywood Hills home every day, all day. They say that he does get out, only he wears a disguise. Most people don’t recognize him, apparently. Yeah, TMZ really shoveled a load of bullshit into my eyes with that one. It’s not possible for a human to not recognize Richard Simmons, even if he’s wearing a disguise. If you threw a fedora on a rainbow, you’d still clearly a rainbow. If you threw Groucho Marx gag glasses on a star in the sky, you’d still clearly see a star in the sky. If you threw a scarf around a firework, you’d probably burn down half of the neighborhood, but you’d still clearly see a firework. The same goes for Richard Simmons. He’s undisguisable!

Pic: Facebook


  1. Jennytalia

    Oh HONEY! Please post more often! I think we all appreciate your insightful, light-hearted comments.

  2. Jennytalia

    Yes. I’m just a lurker but had to agree with you!
    Suckandfuck has been cracking me up forever.

  3. I hope he is doing well.

  4. It could be cotton.

  5. One thing to keep in mind is that some heart attacks register as indigestion, so it’s best for older people to check that.

  6. Lots of things can also cause food poisoning, like a malfunctioning fridge. (I had that happen. When your fridge malfunctions, fix or replace it! Don’t wait! Your GI tract will thank you!)

  7. craigypants

    Good to hear.

  8. Rumor has it he had his heart broken by some twink he really gave everything to, heart & soul, only to discover he was being used.

    Then he had a knee injury I think and it’s my assumption he may have gained quite a bit of weight from the depression of heartbreak & immobility, hence the hiding to preserve his image.

    I don’t recall where I read that very specific rumor (there were more details, it made me angry and sad) but it was over a year ago.

  9. Spray on abs

    Is that a wedding ring?

  10. Her Many Cats

    He’s a lovely person and I truly hope he’s OK.

  11. Uptown James

    yes, ulcerative colitis can be really dangerous, too.

  12. TheSwanAndPedo

    It could be Crohn’s too right?

  13. Petunia Van Winkle

    His stint in “Whose Line is it anyway’ was one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen. And it never gets old. Hope he’s alright.

  14. Uptown James

    yeah, me neither….unfortunately.

  15. Uptown James

    i have a bad feeling here. Hospitalized for “digestion issues” is ominous. Pancreatic or esophogeal cancers are the kinds of digestive disorders requiring hospital stays.

  16. frenchielover

    Love you so much Richard. Looking forward to seeing your beautiful face again! ❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏

  17. selfpotato

    The TMZzzz article also said that cops were seen waking around his property today too. No word on why though. I hope Richard truly is ok.

  18. Not convinced. 🙁

  19. Dingle Barry

    God bless you Richard Simmons. Stay strong and know that you are dearly loved by millions, and I’m leading that Love Parade!

  20. pushy broad

    I imagine he is truly touched and heartened by the love he has received.
    So very deserving to a beautiful person.

  21. pushy broad

    I’m very OK with him keeping the details of his health history to himself Sucky. It could be many things.
    There’s one that I never can say, Diverticulosis that can happen to anyone. I have a friend that a strawberry seed put her in the hospital, on an IV drip for a week.

  22. I agree he soldiered on and I totally respect in spite of what he’s gone through personally the man was able to build an absolutely respectable and impressive business. I’ve heard him many times on Stern though and Stern definitely had a way of getting his guests to open up on a personal level. At least from what I heard and saw Richard was one roller-coaster ridin emotionally fragile guy. He would go from laughing to crying within a minute. He’s one hell of a lovable guy but as well he is definitely one wacky dude when it come down to it.

  23. bystander51

    Get well soon! You are very loved by countless people! I wish you the very best!

  24. Classof1997

    I love Richard so much. He’s one of the good ones.

  25. My red flag radar has been on high alert for sometime with regard Richard and while I’d still like to see him make a personal appearance this certainly sounds positive. His under the weather comment at least addresses his current condition but…..I’m still concerned and baffled by his two year disappearance.
    I can totally appreciate the need to take a personal sabbatical but it doesn’t seem to address his complete abrupt “radio silence” from his business dealings as well.
    I’ll honestly feel a whole lot better and convinced all is well when I see him in person prancersize down the road in all his fantabulous glory.

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