"I will gladly make a comment. It is indeed what it is. My contract is up for renewal in October. I currently have not heard from the show, which doesn't mean I am taking off and leaving. It is very funny. I have heard "Rick Hearst is not planning on coming back after his vacation." As far as I know, I am coming back. My first day I have to take my shirt off! My last six days are going to be eating fish and vegetables. Truthfully, I do not know what will happen. I am optimistic....I don't think either of us want to part ways. At th same time, communication has to be open in order to be ascertained...as to where everything is at. We will see what happens, I guess!"
- Rick Hearst