Richard Simmons Denies Depression Rumor

November 16, 2014 2:47 PM

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Richard Simmons Denies Depression Rumor

Richard Simmons is not depressed. The fitness guru was reportedly depressed over his knee injury and the death of his dog, but his spokesperson Thomas Estey tells New York Daily News that, contrary to the rumor, "he is not clinically depressed or a shut-in or a recluse."

"The truth is very simple, he has a knee injury, and it's serious enough to keep him from doing what he loves most: exercising and motivating others," Estey says. Of the death of Simmons' pet, the publicist says, "The dog passed away a year and a half ago, it's not the issue. He hasn't lost weight r...

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