News Update: Richard Simmons out of hospital and speaks

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  1. MilkyDischarge

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    Sorry guys, came up as new in my newsfeed.
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    EXCLUSIVE: Richard Simmons Speaks Out: 'No One Should Worry About Me'
    by ETonline Staff 8:35 PM PDT, March 13, 2016
    Richard Simmons spoke exclusively to ET on Sunday, addressing recent reports about why he had not been seen in public in more than two years.

    "I am not kidnapped," the 67-year-old fitness guru told ET's executive producer, Brad Bessey, by phone. "I am just in my house right now."

    "No one should be worried about me," Simmons said. "The people that surround me are wonderful people who take great care of me."

    WATCH: The Real Reason Richard Simmons Has Been in Hiding For Nearly a Year

    On Saturday, the New York Daily News published a long report citing on and off the record sources who expressed concern for Simmons' well-being.

    Simmons called the report "very hurtful."

    "I love all the people who worry about me," Simmons said. "But it was time for me to take some time to be by myself. For the last 40 years I have been traveling, teaching classes, and I had a knee injury, so I had a knee replacement, which was very difficult for me… I have really just been taking it easy, staying at home, working out in my gym and doing the things I haven't done in a very long time."

    According to Simmons, he's been keeping in shape despite concern that he might need another knee replacement. In response to speculation he has avoided going out because he has gained weight, Simmons said, "I still weigh 150. I work out every day. I have a gym at the house, and I am very healthy."

    Simmons was last photographed in January 2014 by TMZ.

    In November 2014, reports of Simmons' knee injury surfaced. Simmons took to Facebook then to thank his fans for their "outpouring of love and concern."

    "I have had a tough time dealing with this injury, as it is keeping me from doing what I truly love to do and that is to teach classes around the world," he wrote. "Make sure you keep Sweatin'!"

    NEWS: Richard Simmons Feels for Miley Cyrus

    The Sweatin' to the Oldies creator made his last public appearance in December 13, 2013, at SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert at ACME Comedy in Los Angeles.

    "This is how I want to live my life right now," Simmons told ET on Sunday. "And to all the people that are worried about me, please don't be. If I was in any trouble, if I was hurting in any way, I would reach out. It is time right now for Richard Simmons to take care of Richard Simmons."

    For more with Simmons, tune into ET on Monday. Check here for local listings.
     
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  2. Daveindiego

    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

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    67? I thought he was 87.
     
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    JFK Ask not what your country can do for you.

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    Sounds like he just wants to be left alone. I can appreciate that.
     
  4. Murcielago

    Murcielago Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast

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    Particularly so when he always seemed committed to doing that hyperactive shtick whenever he was in public.
     
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    That's an old report from March.
     
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    I guess moneys not every thing.
     
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    knuckle_hedd loving life!

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    This whole thing is just very odd, from him going to be so outgoing & now this .... :ucoffee:
     
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    Guy should get back to what he liked to do make people lose weight.
     
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    he could be dead in the freezer and someone is cashing his social security
     
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    He's a nutty fruitcake, but he has helped many people lose weight and get healthy.
     
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    Richard is loaded. I mean, he has to be filthy rich, right? I wonder who will get his fortune when he kicks? I've always felt that Richard was a sad person, kind of like comedians who seem so happy on television but are miserable in reality. He was a great guest on the show back in the day. I wish nothing but the best for him.
     
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    I loved it when the facade would crack and you could see how angry he really was.

    It happened on Stern sometimes.

    Guy is funny and sharp as a tack, too.
     
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    by ETonline Staff 8:35 PM PDT, March 13, 2016
     
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    How dare you. This is breaking news from 3 months ago and laughably (and erroneously) connected to his hospital visit in June. But still, how dare you.
     
  16. MilkyDischarge

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    Sorry for being a douche with the old news.
    I'll repent.
    Here's a proper update.

    Richard Simmons Hospitalized for Dehydration: 'Now I Am Feeling Great,' He Says
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    Richard Simmons

    Rodrigo Vaz/FilmMagic

    By Nicole Sands and Melody Chiu

    updated 06/05/2016 AT 09:35 PM EDT

    originally published 06/05/2016 AT 07:00 PM EDT

    Richard Simmons was transported to a Los Angeles hospital on Friday night from his Hollywood Hills, California, home, due to dehydration, he has said in a statement.

    "Thank you to everyone who has reached out with love and concern after hearing I was in the hospital," Simmons said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE. " I was dehydrated and needed some fluids and now I am feeling great! Summer is here – drink plenty of liquids. Big hugs and kisses for caring."

    TMZ originally reported that someone present in Simmons' home called 911 just before midnight on Friday. The fitness guru was then taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for a medical evaluation.

    The Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that they responded to an 11:52 p.m. call at Simmons' home on Friday, but would not specify who was rushed to the hospital via ambulance.



    The star was reportedly released from the hospital on Saturday, according to TMZ.

    In March, Simmons' rep, Tom Estey, shut down rumors that the star was allegedly being held against his will inside his home, calling the reports "untrue and preposterous."

    Within the last few years, Simmons has retreated from spotlight, attributing it to a knee injury.

    Simmons' Facebook page continued to share posts through Friday and Saturday, mostly of links to articles and old photos.

    Simmons most recently shared a photo through Facebook earlier this week, showing the fitness guru standing next to a group of tattooed men while wearing temporary decals.

    He joked, "Do these tattoos make me look tough?"
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Boy, they really like "dehydration" as an excuse. I've worked outside for hours in July and never had to be hospitalized for it.
     
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    The one thing Richard DOESN'T need is more "fluids".

    "Daddy's girl has been a bad, bad girl."
     
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    Maybe he will find the right woman and settle down.
     
  20. JameGumb

    JameGumb We're all out of toner!

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    As opposed to making transactions from his bank account packed with millions?
     
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