Richard Simmons is known for his fabulous workout routines and over-the-top personality.
However, the former exercise
queen king has stayed out of the spotlight for most of 2014 and we're sad to have to say that it might be because he's depressed.
The 66-year-old reportedly needs to have surgery to replace his left knee, and is distraught that he'll never be able to work out again.
That really must be devastating to learn that you might not be able to do your favorite thing, but keeping to yourself is definitely not the healthiest way to deal with pain.
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Richard has become a shut in since his diagnosis, and hasn't been seen out and about since January!
However, there is a bit of silver lining; Richard got wind that his fans were worried about him on Thursday, and posted a statement to his Facebook:
We're glad that he seems to be in good spirits, but we really hope that it's not just a front.
Hopefully this will shake him out of his funk, and allow him to get the help he needs with the people that love him.
Good luck, Richard!
[Image via Richard Simmons/Instagram]
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