Did Richard Simmons wear a headband?
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Did Richard Simmons wear a headband?

Jul 27, 2023

RICHARD Simmons is best known for his energetic and eccentric fitness videos.

The workout guru had a number of iconic outfits and accessories over the years.

Richard Simmons was born on July 12, 1948, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Richard is a famous semi-retired fitness personality who is well-known for his energetic fitness videos.

He is known for his Sweatin' to the Oldies line of aerobics videos which he uses to promote weight loss.

Prior to his exposure on television, he began his career when he opened his gym, Slimmons, in Beverly Hills, California.

He later gained popularity from television appearances and his consumer products.

Nostalgic internet users have been left divided over whether the fitness icon wore a headband back in the day.

Some have claimed on social media that he did sport headgear as well as matching wristbands.

While others said that there are no images of him wearing a headband.

However, it appears that Google Images does not return a single image with Simmons himself sporting a headband - only costumes and impersonators.

From 1980 onward, the frizzy-haired, gleefully eccentric entertainer was a fixture on daytime and late-night TV.

But in 2014, Simmons suddenly vanished from the spotlight — and he hasn’t made a public appearance since.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Simmons sort of came out of retirement by re-releasing archival footage of his workouts on his YouTube channel.

Simmons himself made a statement in 2016 after several probes into his whereabouts, saying he just “wanted to be a little bit of a loner for a while”.

Wild rumors became circulating around Simmons and why he disappeared claimed that he was being held hostage by his housekeeper.

While another bizarre theory was that he was undergoing gender reassignment surgery to live as a woman named 'Fiona'.

However, the real reason behind Simmons disappearance remained a mystery until last year.

The 2022 documentary “TMZ Investigates: What Really Happened to Richard Simmons" claims he suffered a knee injury.

This was reportedly worsened due to a painful ailment that he has battled with since birth.

TMZ managing editor Fabian Garcia declared in the doc: “He was born without a full set of bones in his foot and it causes physical and emotional problems.”

A doctor in the TMZ Investigates documentary said: “Around the time he disappeared, he needed a left knee replacement. If he didn’t get one, he might never be able to exercise again.”

Apparently, the possibility of surgery and a sedimentary life caused Simmons to sink into a deep depression.

RICHARD Simmons is best known for his energetic and eccentric fitness videos.