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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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chezniee    

you can't use the word in Roots ? isn't the point that movies that are historic, should be historically correct ?

475 days ago
32.

Observer999    

Richard is a kind person, but he's the one who stepped back INTO THE ROAD WITHOUT LOOKING. Jeez. Luckily the driver was going 2 mph.

475 days ago
33.

Tmzsucks    

If it was the other way around Richard would have a lawsuit and charged with reckless driving. Sad

475 days ago
34.

Good riddance!    

I almost thought for a second there he was run over by Sulu, aka George Takei....

I will say he handled getting clipped or run over or whatever pretty well though. I still would have left info if I was the driver though, because it's what you're supposed to do and it would suck having a warrant for hit and run come up to haunt you later on.

475 days ago
35.

JDUB    

Richard Simmons is awesome, he makes it his life's work to help people be healthy, and to fight childhood obesity.

475 days ago
36.

Vernon P. Alarcon    

3. Harvey's silly gay TWIN sister stepped back into the car (without looking) while dramatically gesturing as usually. He is such a silly little man (much like Harvey) with terrible hair,vand must appeal to someone, but not anyone that I know.
...
Dax & Max need to check their facts and Max needs to go back to school and get his GED before he gets too old, stupid, and irrelevant.
...
Kelly needs a good spanking and Shavonne needs a stiff dicking by a hung black dude......just sayin'

475 days ago
37.

moveover    

Simmons is another vain nutjob (like Travolta) who sprays paint on to the top of his head to try and fake people into thinking he has hair. Pathetic! I guess he doesn't have enough cashflow for the plugs.

475 days ago
38.

YUsoSTUPID    

TMZ would never post something like this:
" The (Insert stereotypical reference here) -- ok, we'll say it -- a BLACK man --"
Why is it "okay" to make disparaging remarks about Asians, or ANYBODY?

475 days ago
39.

SakkeL    

Simmons -- ok, we'll say it -- a white man ;) -- walked backwards right under bypassing car. Luckily asian man was not hurt in this incident.

475 days ago
40.

shannie    

so funny.....hope Richard is ok.

475 days ago
41.

Areader    

Richard Simmons is a class act all the way! Had this happened to one of those paparazzo's that come here from another country and most of them do, they would be filing a law suit right away.


Richard Simmons...Still classy after all these years!

475 days ago
42.

LISA    

It's nice to see nearly everyone had something good to say about Richard. I have always adored him. He's flamboyant, kind, funny and cool! I hope his foot is OK.

475 days ago
43.

TJ    

How is this the driver's fault? Richard is blocking the street and backs right into the moving car without looking behind him.

475 days ago
44.

hehe    

"propagated"?

heres a new stereotype: tmz staff are idiots

475 days ago
45.

oshngrrl    

Richard, you're a freakin' rockstar!

475 days ago
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