[Photo by: Angela George via Wikimedia Commons]
Richard Simmons hasn't been seen in public since 2014. But his publicist, and now Richard Simmons himself, says he's not missing and doing alright.
Earlier this week, his publicist said that Richard had checked into a hospital with "severe indigestion and discomfort while eating." We know the hospital is in California, but that's about it. And we don't really need to know. But it's so rare for a celebrity to just disappear, as Richard Simmons apparently chose to do three years ago.
But it sounds like he may be about ready to re-appear. In a statement just released (Wed 4/19), the fitness guru told People magazine that he hopes to "see you all soon.'
“Hello to everyone who has shown concern for me and sent their good wishes. You will never know how much it means to me. 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,”
Simmons' disappearance has made for a very popular podcast called Missing Richard Simmons. It's the most popular podcast in America since Serial (also very good!), and you can listen to it on our FREE iHeartRadio app, or at iHeartRadio.com.