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Please pray for RS because he is in hiding and needs a second knee surgery but doesn't want to get it. He hasn't been seen in public since January 11. He needs our prayers.

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He's in hiding?

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And you know all this because?????????

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Yes at home. If you go to TMZ they have a story on him. The news cast today says he hasn't been seen publicly due to depression.

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Thanks, OP for sharing the info. He seemed like such a genuine person; one of my friends who is a bear artist met him IRL; she said he was a very nice and caring person.

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On 11/13/2014 newlook said:

Yes at home. If you go to TMZ they have a story on him. The news cast today says he hasn't been seen publicly due to depression.

Oh - thanks - just read that story on TMZ. I didn't know this about him- it's so sad. Thanks for responding.

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Bless his soul. I'll be praying for Richard, newlook. Hoping he will let someone assist him before it is too late.

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The article I read didn't make sound like he is hiding, just that he has been sidelined at home with his bum knee.

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Excerpt dated 11-13-14 from USA TODAY:

"... Relax, says Simmons. He's OK, not depressed, just a little sad.

He's been sidelined with a knee injury for the past several months, said his longtime manager, Michael Catalano.

"I am so touched by the outpouring of love and concern I have received today," Simmons said in a statement via Catalano. "I have had a tough time dealing with this injury, as it is keeping me from doing what I truly love to do and that is to teach classes around the world. I know I will see you all soon!"

Meanwhile, Simmons' Twitter feed continued to pump out workout advice..."

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I saw him on Marie Osmond's talk show once and he started crying several times.. He really is a depressed man. It's sad.