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Richard Simmons

RUN OVER

By Wheel of Misfortune

12/28/2012 10:33 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Richard Simmons
got flat-footed by a driver who, well, let's just say propagated an age-old stereotype.

Richard was outside his Hollywood Hills home Thursday -- chatting with passengers from a tour bus -- when a passing motorist squarely ran over his foot.

The driver -- ok, we'll say it -- an Asian man -- stops his car, walks over to the pained weight loss guru, and apologizes.

Check out what Richard does when the driver leaves.  Hilarious.

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11:45 AM PT -- Apparently it was more serious than we thought. Richard's rep tells TMZ, the home fitness icon is currently at the hospital getting his injuries checked out. But the rep adds, "He will be fine."

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1.

KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

611 days ago
2.

Ca Girl    

An Asian! No!!

611 days ago
3.

Jay W.     

Asians make great engineers... they just can't operate anything.

611 days ago
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al baby    

He seems like a real decent Fruit cup

611 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

Obviously, Richard Simmons' feet point 180 degrees different than everyone else.

611 days ago
6.

Kelly    

Totally racist post! Harvey, can't you school the younger ones on humor writing that's a bit more sophisticated than "asians can't drive"?

611 days ago
7.

karen    

Poor guy

611 days ago
8.

lovehandles    

They say if a Asian man runs over your foot its 20 years of good luck.

611 days ago
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u iz a cutiepie    

Omg what a sweet sweet guy! He seems like a very kind soul.

611 days ago
10.

Toilethead    

Did he slap him with his purse?

611 days ago
11.

Mumra the Ever Living    

The driver -- ok, we'll say it -- an Asian man -- stops his car, walks over to the pained weight loss guru, and apologizes.
WTF TMZ, you must have the mentally challenged writing your copy. This is actually getting embarrassing.

611 days ago
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GatorBait    

More eww

611 days ago
13.

static    

TMZ I guess racist stereotypes are ok with you as long as its against certain people.

611 days ago
14.

Morticia Cowghoul    

I love him!!!!!!
He's a class act in my book.

611 days ago
15.

DOC    

Good for Richard. I never cared much for him but he blasts the stereotype that gay men are *******..... Gay bashers beware...

611 days ago
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