After an absence from the spotlight, Richard Simmons is speaking out directly to his fans, saying, “Hope to see you again soon!”
Simmons posted a statement on his Facebook page Wednesday, and his spokesman, Tom Estey, confirmed its authenticity.
The statement marks Simmons’ first public comments since calling into TV’s Entertainment Tonight last year.
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The 68-year-old fitness guru has been out of the public eye since 2014, an absence that inspired the popular podcast Missing Richard Simmons earlier this year.
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After reportedly being hospitalized Monday for severe indigestion, Simmons sent greetings Wednesday to “everyone who has shown concern for me and sent their good wishes.”
He continued: “Aren’t you sick of hearing and reading about me?! LOL Well by now you know that I’m not ‘missing,’ just a little under the weather. I’m sure I will be feeling good and back home in a couple of days…Just knowing you care has already made me feel better. Hope to see you again soon!”
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