Richard Simmons says don’t believe everything you read

Richard Simmons, 75, distancing himself from a biopic that will star Pauly Shore as the fitness guru. Just after it was announced that Richard Simmons would be played by comedian and actor Pauly Shore in an upcoming biopic, the fitness guru has spoken against the film.

Simmons posted to his Facebook on Wednesday, said

“Hi everybody! You may have heard they may be doing a movie about me with Pauly Shore. I have never given my permission for this movie. So don’t believe everything you read,” Simmons wrote. “I no longer have a manager, and I no longer have a publicist. I just try to live a quiet life and be peaceful. Thank you for all your love and support.

The biopic was announced earlier on Wednesday and is being made by Warner Bros subsidiary The Wolper Organization.

Pauly Shore said he was “really excited about sharing Richard Simmons’s life with the world, the world needs to see the movie.

While we would love to have Simmons involved, we respect his desire for privacy and plan to produce a movie that honors him, celebrates him, and tells a dramatic story. We know he is deeply private, and we would never want to invade that, however, he is an amazing person who changed millions of people’s lives, and the effect he has had on the world needs to be recognized” said the production company Wolper Organization.

Richard Simmons opened a fitness studio after that he became a public figure – called The Anatomy Asylum in Beverly Hills, in 1974. He made routine appearances on American radio and TV talk shows, including The Late Show with David Letterman, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He also led to cameos on shows such as The Larry Sanders Show and Arrested Development.

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