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Richard Simmons' Publicist Slams Tabloid Report That His Absence From Public Is Due To The Exercise Legend Transitioning Into A Woman

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Richard Simmons' publicist speaks out!

UPDATE 3:40 PM EST: Richard's rep, Tom Estey, elaborated further on the reports that the fitness star is transitioning into a woman.

Slamming the claims, he shared with People:

"It's not true. He is not transitioning into a woman. He has decided to live quietly the last few years. He had knee surgery a few years ago and has a bum knee. He is still on Twitter and Facebook and works behind the scenes continuing to inspire and motivate people to lose weight. When he decides to come back, he will come back."

Additionally, Tom confirmed that Richard "was in the hospital over the weekend for dehydration and was out the next day. He's a human being. He was in the public eye for over three decades, but he deserves his privacy. He should be able to have a private life. He just needed a break. He is still taking care of the people who need his help."

All that matters is that he's healthy!



As we previously reported, it appeared Richard Simmons was actually released from the hospital on Monday, despite other reports saying he was discharged Saturday.

We're just hoping he's feeling better!

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ICYMI: Simmons was admitted to a Los Angeles hospital Friday night, but he later shared his recent hospitalization was due to dehydration.

Well now that it seems he's finally back home, a new report is claiming the famous fitness star is transitioning into a woman. Huh? The National Enquirer is saying Richard has been out of the public eye because he has already undergone breast implant surgery and has been going through hormone therapy over the past two years.

A source told the tabloid the 67-year-old considered having a "vagina built by doctors," and that he "never really felt comfortable being a man."

The glossy also quoted an insider, dishing about a 2013 trip to Argentina Richard reportedly took:

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Richard Simmons' May NOT Have Checked Out Of A Hospital Despite Reports Claiming He's Okay!

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UPDATE 6:03 PM EST: It appears Richard has finally been released from the hospital. Photos seem to show the Louisiana native rocking a beard while leaving the hospital in the backseat of a car.

Shots show the same vehicle — which also had the eccentric star's longtime housekeeper in the passenger seat — arriving at Richard's home on Monday night.

We're just glad he's actually out of the hospital now, and hope he's feeling better.


UGH, we hate not knowing what's going on with Richard Simmons!

On Monday, Richard's longtime maid Teresa Reveles was spotted at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles DAYS after the fitness guru was allegedly discharged for "dehydration". Per the icon's sources, he was admitted on Friday night and allegedly left Saturday afternoon.

Related: Richard Slams Kidnapping Rumors

Now fans are calling into question Simmons' actual health status after spotting the maid at the hospital as early as yesterday. It's just one of the many controversies the television personality has faced after going into seclusion around 2014.

To make matters even fishier, back in March one of R.S.'s close friends alleged that Teresa and a few other insiders are keeping him hostage in his home. The former pal claims Ms. Reveles is controlling everything Richard does or can do.

Either way, it's alarming to know that the 67-year-old still might be in the hospital three days after checking in. It's definitely a big departure from just a few years ago when we'd see the beloved figure out and about town.

So, what do YOU think is really going on with Richard?

[Image via WENN.]

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Richard Simmons Blames 'Dehydration' For His Recent Health Scare — Get His Reassuring Words HERE!

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Well this is certainly good news!

On Sunday, Richard Simmons opened up about his recent health scare and revealed that it was dehydration that drove him to being hospitalized. Oh no!

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In a recent statement, the fitness guru shared:

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Richard Simmons Released From Hospital After Condition Deemed Improved After Initial Scare

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This is a good thing, even if there's not a ton of information on which to go!

Richard Simmons is back home today after being released from a Los Angeles hospital when doctors deemed him well enough to leave their care.

Related: Richard's Friends Are Scared For Him

As we reported on Saturday, Simmons was initially admitted to the hospital late Friday night after exhibiting 'bizarre' behavior and being taken from his Hollywood Hills home to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center by paramedics.

At the time, and even now, the fitness guru's condition is unknown, but obviously it can't be too serious considering doctors determined he was well enough to return to the care of his housekeeper and longtime close friend after Friday night's scare.

Let's just hope everything is OK now. Good thoughts!

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Richard Simmons Hospitalized After Exhibiting 'Bizarre Behavior,' Current Condition Unknown

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This is scary!!

Richard Simmons was admitted to a hospital in El Lay on Friday night after exhibiting 'bizarre' behavior, according to reports.

Related: Richard's Friends Are Scared

According to sources that spoke to TMZ, Simmons was acting in 'an unusually strange manner' just before midnight when an unnamed person in his home in the Hollywood Hills decided it'd be best to call 911 for professional help.

Paramedics arrived and evaluated the fitness guru, deeming him

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Richard Simmons Comments On The 'Very Hurtful' Kidnapping Rumors — So The Fitness Guru WASN'T Held Against His Will?

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Phew!

On Saturday, Richard Simmons totally slammed reports that he was being held captive and labeled the rumors as "very hurtful". Poor thing!

As we reported, it was being circulated over the weekend that the fitness guru was being held against his will in his Hollywood Hills home after "several of his friends" brought up explosive allegations regarding his disappearance. Dramaaaaaa!

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Although his manager cleared up all the ridiculousness, Simmons decided to comment on the crazy story for himself. While speaking to Entertainment Tonight, he noted:

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