Richard Simmons: Suspicions confirmed
AP photo by Mary Altaffer
Earlier today, we wondered what happens when you cross perpetually wound-up Jazzercise king Richard Simmons with a high-power energy drink. He's promoting a new cranberry-green tea drink for Ocean Spray called Cranergy.
We met him today at Penn Station and he cofirmed our suspicions: Utter Madness. See for yourself:
After he went nuts, the aerobics dynamo got political. And then he got nostaligic -- in between hugs and photo ops with adoring fans, of course.
We asked him why he's still "Sweatin' to the Oldies'" after all these years (the Penn Station selection was "Route 66") and he said it's about leaving a legacy. And about fighting childhood obesity.
Simmons will turn 60 this year, and hawking the health drink is part his master plan to leave a legacy of good health for kids.
Our kids are just getting bigger and bigger, he said. I hope we find a president who is a warrior for our problems and wars here United States and one of them is childhood obesity.
And now -- we know you've been waiting -- see Richard step-touch and grapevine through Penn Station:
- Lauren Johnston