RICHARD Simmons is in a dark place.
Sources tell American tabloid the National Enquirer that the weight loss expert is obsessed with celebrity suicides, and friends are terrified he could take his own life.
Richard hasn’t been seen in public since February.
“He might resort to medication-swapping, trying to find the right medication. If he was prescribed something that really didn’t work, it might give him suicidal thoughts.
“If his depression worsened with the meds I’m afraid he might really start contemplating leaving the planet.”
Richard, 66, is so consumed by his “irrelevant life” that he obsesses over the suicides of comic Robin Williams and designer L’Wren Scott.
Richard hasn’t shown up at his famed exercise studio in Beverly Hills for months, and he skipped the funeral of close pal Joan Rivers.
“We’re beyond worried,” the source added.
“I heard Richard tried to get some plastic surgery. For what part of his body, I don’t know. But he was declined because of some ‘health’ issue. We just hope he starts seeing a shrink before he does something horrible.”