Here's what Cher told Adam Rippon when they finally met (Exclusive)

Nearly eight months after Cher wrote about Adam Rippon for this year's TIME 100 list, the Olympic figure skater finally got to meet the legendary musician at the opening of her Broadway musical, "The Cher Show."

Rippon recently caught up with AOL's Gibson Johns at the VapoCOOL Experience in New York City, where he called their recent meeting "surreal" and revealed what she said to him at the star-studded opening night.

"I had the chance to meet her at the premiere of her show. It was so much fun," he told AOL. "She was like, 'People like us, the world just needs to accept us for who we are.' And I was like, ‘Like us?!’ It’s whatever. I didn’t ask any questions. Don’t question it."

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Rippon's moment with Cher was indicative of something that he's realized about being in the public eye since becoming a household name overnight during the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang back in February. The 29-year-old explained that "moments like that remind you that we’re all human," which is what he continues to remind himself whenever he experiences something major.

"The one thing that I’ve learned is that everybody is just a person," he said of the last 10 months. "All of these amplified and glorious experiences that we get to have, when you pull back the curtain on them, they’re just normal experiences."

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Adam Rippon at the VapoCOOL Experience in New York City, where he helped launch Vicks DayQuil and NyQuil SEVERE Liquid with VapoCOOL. (Credit: MSL Group)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 17: Adam Rippon speaks during Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Presents Christmas On I.C.E. at PlayStation Theater on December 17, 2018 in New York City. 477176 (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for TBS)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 13: Adam Rippon attends opening night of 'To Kill A Mocking Bird' at the Shubert Theatre on December 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for 'To Kill A Mockingbird')
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Adam Rippon attends the TIME Person Of The Year Celebration at Capitale on December 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Time)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon attends the Inaugural TPG Awards Ceremony at Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on December 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 03: Adam Rippon attends the Broadway Opening Night Performance of 'The Cher Show' at the Neil Simon Theatre on December 3, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 11: Adam Rippon poses in the winners room at The Virgin Holidays Attitude Awards at The Roundhouse on October 11, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - OCTOBER 04: (L-R) Val Chmerkovskiy, Adam Rippon and Mandy Moore visit 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on October 4, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 01: U.S. Olympic figure skating gold medalist Adam Rippon speaks at a rally calling on Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) to reject Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court on October 1, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Sen. Flake is scheduled to give a talk at the Forbes 30 under 30 event in Boston after recently calling for a one week pause in the confirmation process to give the FBI more time to investigate sexual assault allegations. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: Adam Rippon attends the cast photo call for 'Laramie: A Legacy' on September 24, 2018 at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 15: Figure skater Adam Rippon attends the 22nd annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on September 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS: JUNIORS - 'The Finale (Holiday Special)' - In a stunning surprise at the end of last week's episode, there was no elimination at the end of the night, so the four semi-finalist kid couples have all advanced to the finals on the season finale of 'Dancing with the Stars: Juniors,' SUNDAY, DEC. 9 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) ADAM RIPPON
DANCING WITH THE STARS: JUNIORS - 'Halloween Night' - The eight remaining celebrity kids are donning their scariest costumes as they prepare to treat the viewers to some spooky dances, as 'Halloween Night' comes to 'Dancing with the Stars: Juniors,' SUNDAY, OCT. 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) VAL CHMERKOVSKIY, MANDY MOORE, ADAM RIPPON
TCA SUMMER PRESS TOUR 2018 - Talent, executives and showrunners from ABC arrived to The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills for the Disney | ABC Television All-Star Cocktail Reception and Interview Opportunity. (Image Group LA via Getty Images) ADAM RIPPON
DANCING WITH THE STARS: JUNIORS - 'Disney Night' - The nine remaining celebrity kids will transform into some of the most magical Disney characters from their favorite Disney films and celebrate the magnificence of 'Disney Night' on 'Dancing with the Stars: Juniors,' SUNDAY, OCT. 21 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) ADAM RIPPON
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27: Mirai Nagasu (L) and Adam Rippon attend DSW Block Party hosted by Olympians Adam Rippon and Mirai Nagasu on June 27, 2018 at Ramscale Studio in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for DSW)
US Olympic athelets Adam Rippon (R) and Kosovar-British singer Rita Ora attend The Trevor Project's TrevorLIVE New York at Cipriani Wall Street on June 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
US olympic athlete Adam Rippon attends The Trevor Project's TrevorLIVE New York at Cipriani Wall Street on June 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Hosts Gus Kenworthy and Adam Rippon speak onstage during The Trevor Project TrevorLIVE NYC at Cipriani Wall Street on June 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for The Trevor Project)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Figure skater Adam Rippon visits ' The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show' at Z100 Studio on June 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Adam Rippon visits Build Series to discuss 'Dancing with the Stars' at Build Studio on May 23, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Zak Photography/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 22: Figure skater Adam Rippon poses for a photo to celebrate the 'Dancing With The Stars' Finale at The Empire State Building on May 22, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS: ATHLETES - 'Episode 2604' - After three weeks of stunning competitive dancing, the final three couples advance to the finals of 'Dancing with the Stars: Athletes,' live on MONDAY, MAY 21 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Kelsey McNeal/ABC via Getty Images) ADAM RIPPON, JENNA JOHNSON
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 21: Mirrorball trophy winners figure skater Adam Rippon (L) and dancer/TV personality Jenna Johnson pose at ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars: Athletes' Season 26 - Finale on May 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS: ATHLETES - 'Episode 2604' - After three weeks of stunning competitive dancing, the final three couples advance to the finals of 'Dancing with the Stars: Athletes,' live on MONDAY, MAY 21 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Kelsey McNeal/ABC via Getty Images) JENNA JOHNSON, ADAM RIPPON
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 14: Adam Rippon and Jenna Johnson attend ABC's 'Dancing With The Stars: Athletes' Season 26 semifinal show on May 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS: ATHLETES - 'Episode 2603' - The six remaining athletes are ramping up their spring dance training as they ready themselves for another double-header, on the semi-finals of 'Dancing with the Stars: Athletes,' MONDAY, MAY 14 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Kelsey McNeal/ABC via Getty Images) ADAM RIPPON, JENNA JOHNSON
DANCING WITH THE STARS: ATHLETES - 'Episode 2601' - Sports fans rejoice as one of the most competitive seasons of 'Dancing with the Stars' ever fires up the scoreboard and welcomes 10 determined athletes who will take to the ballroom floor for their first dance, on the season premiere of 'Dancing with the Stars: Athletes,' MONDAY, APRIL 30 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Kelsey McNeal/ABC via Getty Images) JENNA JOHNSON, ADAM RIPPON
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Adam Rippon attends the 2018 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Adam Rippon attends the 2018 TIME 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 18: Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon attends the 2018 Best-of-the-Best Awards Gala at the Washington Hilton on April 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Shannon Finney/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Adam Rippon is seen walking in Midtown on April 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 12: Adam Rippon attends the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards - Arrivals at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 12, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 12: Adam Rippon attends the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards - Arrivals at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 12, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS: ATHLETES - Get ready, sports fans, for the most competitive season of 'Dancing with the Stars' ever as the show fires up the scoreboard and welcomes 10 athletes to sparkle up their uniforms and lace up their dancing shoes as they ready themselves for their first dance on the ballroom floor, on the season premiere of 'Dancing with the Stars: Athletes,' MONDAY, APRIL 30 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) ADAM RIPPON, JENNA JOHNSON
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 10: Olympic figure skaters Adam Rippon (L) and Ashley Wagner arrive at the Human Rights Campaign's 2018 Los Angeles Gala Dinner at the JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on March 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 10: Adam Rippon celebrates as he is honored with the Visibilty Award during the Human Rights Campaign 2018 Los Angeles Dinner at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on March 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09: Adam Rippon discusses 2018 Winter Olympics with the Build Series at Build Studio on March 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09: Adam Rippon discusses 2018 Winter Olympics with the Build Series at Build Studio on March 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
THE VIEW - Olympic medalist Adam Rippon is the guest today, Thursday, March 8, 2018 on ABC's 'The View.' 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC via Getty Images) ADAM RIPPON
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: Adam Rippon attends the premiere of 'Rise' hosted by NBC & The Cinema Society at The Landmark at 57 West on March 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: 2018 Winter Olympics Bronze medal winner, figure skater Adam Rippon visits 'Extra' at Renaissance New York Times Square hotel at Times Square on March 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Olympic bronze medalist figure skater Adam Rippon visits the SiriusXM studios on March 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Adam Rippon -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Adam Rippon -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04: Adam Rippon attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Olympic medalist Adam Rippon attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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"I just watched 'Five Foot Two,' that Lady Gaga documentary, and something that really goes with what I’m saying is that you watch Lady Gaga get ready for the Super Bowl in this old locker room with four white curtains, and you’re like, ‘This is one of the biggest moments of her career, and she’s just in a locker room.’ And a lot of things are like that," Rippon added. "You build them up so much, and it just ends up being something that is completely different [than what you expected]. But when you take that and you can go into every experience and be like, ‘This is just something I get to do,' you can go into it with a different headspace and really soak it in and enjoy it even more."

And, since the Olympics, Rippon has had quite a few of those "glorious experiences" that he mentioned: In addition to being one of Time's 100 most influential people in the world, he also won "Dancing With the Stars," appeared as a judge on "Dancing With the Stars: Juniors," and has been inescapable on every big talk show and news shows, with clips from his appearances often going viral. 

Doing a variety of projects and appearances and partnerships is part of Rippon's strategy: All but done with figure skating, Rippon isn't exactly sure what he wants to commit himself to next, so why not try everything and see what works the best?

"Moving forward, I want to be an entertainer, but I want to find something that I can take just as seriously as I did skating, because that’s truly when I felt my best: When I was giving something my full attention and spent every day trying to better myself in those certain areas that I felt like I could improve in," he explained. "I want to find that next career path where I can do the same thing. That’s the biggest thing. I hope I can be successful and be known for that next thing, as well."

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"It can feel a little bit stressful not knowing the answer, but it’s also a really great opportunity to just kind of soak it in, see what sticks and see where I like and where I feel comfortable," he added. "In the future, I’d love to be doing [one thing] for a while and for my skating to be almost like a fun fact about me. Like, ‘Did you know?’"

One potential new avenue for his career that Rippon discovered recently is comedy. After appearing on an episode of the second season of the "Will & Grace" revival, he realized that being funny would be a natural progression for him -- though maybe not in the form of acting.

"I love comedy. It's something that I feel super comfortable in and would love to pursue. Not so much acting, but maybe just comedy," he told us. "I made sure I stayed on set and watched everything, because I wanted to soak it in and see how the best of the best do this. I knew that I wanted to do something like this, so i made sure to take this experience and see what they did so that I could do the same thing?"

With so much going on in his career, Rippon has had to travel back and forth across the country constantly, which has forced him to find ways to avoid getting sick and keep his energy up. He told AOL that, in addition to swearing by DayQuil and NyQuil Severe with VapoCOOL, he also finds himself trying a ton of different health and wellness trends.

"I do everything that I can to stay healthy," he said. "I love to follow all of these trends, like I was really into celery juice for a few days, then I kind of fell out of it but now I’m starting out again. I always love a medical remedy, because traveling back and forth -- especially now in flu season with the weather changing -- can get really intense."

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