TMZ Investigation: What Really Happened to Richard Simmons for Release on Fox Channel

The Fox Network will be discontinuing all of their latest documentary series, TMZ Investigates: What Really Happened to Richard Simmons.

Here’s everything you need to know.

TMZ Investigation: What Really Happened to Richard Simmons, Coming Soon

Fox will soon be releasing TMZ Investigates: What really Happened to Richard Simmons. It is scheduled to air on August 22, 2022.

The series will revolve around the intriguing story of world-renowned fitness expert Richard Simmons.

He was one of the biggest names in the fitness world and was generally known for his nerdy demeanor and glamorous lifestyle.

The show’s synopsis is: ‘Examine why beloved fitness icon Richard Simmons has been invisible for more than eight years. TMZ by Bruce Villanch, Suzanne Somers, Dr. Phil speaks with those closest to him, including Leslie Wilshire, Simmons’ longtime costume designer.’

Simmons reportedly disappeared from the spotlight in 2014. Moreover, it has been nearly eight years since neither the media nor the paparazzi caught him.

Is Richard Simmons still alive?

Richard Simmons has managed to stay on the run for quite some time, but recent reports suggest he’s alive and well.

Simmons is said to be living in his home with three Dalmatians. He prefers to keep a low profile to enjoy most of his alone time.

According to an article in The Sun, TMZ founder Harvey Levin noted that Simmons is leaving the house for a walk on the beach or some shopping.

Simmons also continues to share fitness clips on her official YouTube channel after a nearly eight-year hiatus. It’s important to note that he hasn’t revealed himself yet.

Simmons hosted his last workout session at his studio Slimmons in 2016 and moved away from the public eye.

What happened to Richard Simmons?

Richard Simmons’ brother Lenny came out as a spokesperson to reveal that the fitness pro likes to be alone.

He further clarified the rumors about Simmons in an interview with People Magazine in 2017.

Lenny said, ‘It doesn’t hurt. He has no medical problems. These things about him turning into a woman are ridiculous. My wife Kathy and I went out for Christmas and spent 5 days with him. And you can bet. He is not converting to anything other than himself.’


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