Fitness Guru Richard Simmons Sheds A Tear For American Soldiers Overseas

Screen shot 2013-02-06 at 7.49.13 PMWe know Richard Simmons as the flamboyant “weight saint” that taught the world how to sweat with the oldies and remain fabulous while doing so, but the 64-year-old fitness guru revealed a softer side on VH1’s “Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan” yesterday by shedding a whole new kind of fluid—tears!

With a best-selling book, an Emmy, and a vast collection of fitness videos under his belt, Simmons is venturing into the musical world with a brand new album dropping later this year. In an interview discussing the album’s first single, Piece of My Heart, Simmons fought tears while explaining his inspiration for the song. “I wrote [the single] as a tribute for men and women who are fighting around the world for our country, which is very upsetting to me” Simmons sniffled. “We just have to find a better way to make peace with everyone.”

Proceeds from the single, which you can listen to in the clip below, is one of 20 the workout queen king will perform in a new weight loss program called Project H.O.PE. No word yet on how many American soldiers have pre-ordered the imminent smash hit, but we’re sure they’ll be blasting it around the base in no time!


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  • Caleb in SC

    This queen seriously needs to come out of the closet. Who is she fooling?

  • Ron Jackson

    Richard, when we reach a certain age it’s best to put your clothes back on. Just sayin hon….

  • dvlaries

    Yeah. Well, I’ll be purchasing Richard Simmons singing, right after I buy and read O.J. Simpson’s “If I Did It.”

  • Spike

    Miss Simmons can turn on the tears faster then a chick getting a speeding ticket.

  • EManhattan

    Simmons has been in-your-face “here I am, get used to it” for a long time. He’s never said publicly he’s gay – but he also has never butched it up and pretended to be a run-of-the-mill straight man, unlike a lot of his peers.

    His public presence over the years has helped middle America get used to the real spectrum of men who exist in the world, and he’s helped a lot of non-butch young men see that they didn’t have to be macho to be successful.

    Maybe he’s gay, maybe he’s a straight transvestite, maybe he identifies as something else – who knows? In any case, he’s helped the cause of gay civil rights along just by being himself and attracting such a huge fan base for being himself. And his music video for “Hair Do” is brilliant, I hope he does a lot more.

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