Richard Simmons has returned home from the hospital.
“Thank you to everyone who has reached out with love and concern after hearing I was in the hospital. 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.”
On Friday night, the caretaker of the 67 year old shorts wearing legend called 911 because Simmons was acting strangely. So, around midnight, Simmons was transported to the hospital.
Simmons has not been seen at any public appearances since back in December of 2013. When asked about that, Simmons says,
“I love all the people who worry about me. But it was time for me to take some time to be by myself,” Simmons said. “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.”
Simmons explained that this is how he wants to live his life right now, urging people to not worry about him. “If I was in any trouble, if I was hurting in any way, I would reach out,” he assured. “It is time right now for Richard Simmons to take care of Richard Simmons.”