Although he hasn’t been seen outside of his home in over three years, the Los Angeles Police Department has determined that Richard Simmons is “perfectly fine.” So, we’re throwing it back to one of our favorite memories of the spunky health and fitness guru with this clip of his 1997 visit to “The Rosie O’Donnell Show.”
Simmons joined O’Donnell and singer Celine Dion onstage for a cooking lesson, and of course he had to make a grand entrance. Wearing his signature short shorts and tank top, Simmons ran onto the stage, picked up Dion and spun her around before placing her safely back on the ground.
“I was in the dressing room, and then you said I was going to cook with her,” he told O’Donnell. “I got diarrhea.”
“It’s going around,” O’Donnell managed to say in between laughs. “It’s going around.”
“What comes around goes around,” Simmons responded. “Here I am with Rosie and Celine Dion!”
During the remainder of the clip, the trio tried a variety of “healthy” desserts suggested by Simmons, who proceeded to toss any disliked desserts off the table. Hilarity ensued as he taught O’Donnell and Dion about low-fat dessert alternatives, bringing his colorful personality into the mix. Lastly, he revealed his favorite dessert, which was presented on a platter under lock and key. Check out how they eventually got it open, and get ready to laugh all the while!