We all need to get togethor and go rescue him! http://fusion.net/story/280734/richard-simmons-hostage-recluse/ Over the weekend, the New York Daily News published a surprising story full of Hollywood gossip and allegations: fitness guru and TV personality Richard Simmons has been missing from public life for close to two years because he is allegedly beingheld hostage (and possibly a victim of elder abuse) in his home by longtime housekeeper Teresa Reveles. It’s an incredibly weird story that’s so outlandish, you’re inclined to believe it. Who’d make that up? This story didn’t come out of nowhere. TMZ has reported on Simmons’ reclusiveness several times: in 2014, 2015, and now, in2016. Two years ago, Simmons “uncharacteristically” missed the funeral of longtime friend Joan Rivers, reportedly setting off the alarm bells of those who claim to know him best. Last year, LAPDresponded to a tip from a concerned friend and made a wellness check on Simmons but didn’t think anything was out of the ordinary. The facts are this: Simmons, 67, was a very forward-facing public figure, routinely appearing on talk shows and in his own infomercials. Now he’s not. But who is Richard Simmons, and how’d he go from America’s fitness guru to mysterious recluse?