I'm not sure he remembers it from what he said when he got back, but he was definitely reading this thread live on the air including some of my posts during that last morning before he left. I always hope he doesn't take any criticism here as super negative and we're against him. I literally listen to 2-3 hours of the show most days depending on work but at rare times it can be cringeworthy. Mostly around when Rich gets too excited, digs his heels in and results in 20-30 min of awful radio. To be fair, Fred is aware of this as he's fought Rich on the air when he gets like that.
Fred's also said a million times he has a Google Alert setup for his name, so he reads everything. Young Nicholas also said once in chat that when Fred was in rehab he was on Twitch. I don't post much on Twitch anymore, just too busy doing other things but that chat can be BRUTAL on Rich. Everyone loves him but can't stand him when he gets to be whiny and annoying.