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Richards Simmons Is Laughing Off Rumors As Those Closest To Him Say He’s 'Fine'

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Richard Simmons is doing great...

Nothing to see here, people!!

Amid speculation about Richard Simmons' health and previous rumors he was kidnapped and being held hostage by his housekeeper, those closest to the health guru are saying the conspiracies just aren't true!

Related: Richard Says Goodbye To His Iconic Fitness Studio

Echoing his previous sentiments, the 68-year-old's big brother Lenny Simmons opened up to People to shut down all the talk. He explained:

"My brother is fine. He's not sick. There's nothing medically wrong with him at all. My wife Cathy and I were out there for Christmas and spent five days with him. These things about him transitioning to a woman are ridiculous. My wife Cathy and I were out there for Christmas and spent five days with him and I can assure you, he's not transitioning into anything but himself."

In fact, he states Richard is just looking for a break from being in the spotlight:

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Richard Simmons Isn't 'Asking For A Curtain Call' — So Just Leave Him Alone Already!

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For the past three years, people have been trying to figure out where in the world Richard Simmons went.

But it turns out — the famous fitness guru doesn't want to be found.

On the popular podcast Missing Richard Simmons, host Dan Taberski tries to solve the mystery by arguing that his fans deserve a farewell.

In response, the 68-year-old actor's manager, Michael Catalano, claims Simmons doesn't want the attention and asks to just let it rest.

Related: Richard Bids Goodbye To His Iconic Fitness Studio

Michael told People:

"Dan said to me, people just want to have a chance to thank him and congratulate him and let him sort of have a final send-off. But he doesn't require that! You can't force it on someone. He's not asking for a curtain call."

Catalano — who went on Taberski's sixth and final episode — has opened up about his 30 years of nonstop working with Richard, and how it was just time for the energetic star to enjoy his personal life:

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Does Richard Simmons Owe His Fans An On-Camera Interview??

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Richard Simmons' Brother Says He's 'Doing Great' Despite Kidnapping Rumors

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We've all heard the rumor of Richard Simmons being held hostage in his own home.

Despite the fact it's been debunked numerous times — most recently by the LAPD last week — the hit new podcast Missing Richard Simmons is holding it in the public eye like a vindictive housekeeper.

Related: Making A Murderer Defense Attorney Bashes 'Smarmy' Prosecutor In New Book!

Now we have another source telling us the fitness guru is doing just fine — his brother.

Lenny Simmons lives in New Orleans but tells ET that he speaks to his baby bro all the time:

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Richard Simmons Has Not Been Kidnapped — LAPD Reports He's 'Perfectly Fine'!

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Is Richard Simmons OK or not??

That's what fans wanted to know after friend Mauro Oliveira said once again on this week's episode of the Missing Richard Simmons podcast that the 68-year-old is being held captive by his housekeeper (a claim which Simmons' rep has denied).

Seeing as this is a serious allegation, the LAPD actually took the time to pay the fitness guru a visit. According to TMZ, after a long conversation with Simmons, they determined the Sweatin' To The Oldies star is "of sound mind and perfectly fine."

Related: Biggie's Mom Has A 'Very Good Idea' Who Killed Her Son

These kidnapping rumors have been swirling for over two years now, but it seems Simmons honestly just wants to live his life in privacy.

We understand if his friends are concerned, but if the cops are satisfied there's nothing untoward going on, what else do they want??

Does this settle the case for YOU, Perezcious Readers??

[Image via Mr. Blue/WENN.]

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Richard Simmons' Rep SLAMS Claims From The Missing Richard Simmons Podcast That The Fitness Guru Is Being Held Captive By His Housekeeper!

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Conspiracy theorists are getting quite a workout over Richard Simmons' whereabouts.

So much, that the most popular podcast in America centers around the beloved fitness guru's sudden disappearance from life outside his home.

Simmons has not been seen in public in nearly 1,100 days — and friends of the cardio king made some unnerving claims as to where he's been.

Related: Simmons' Publicist Slams Reports He's Transitioning Into A Woman

In episode three of Missing Richard Simmons, which aired last week, Simmons' longtime friend Mauro Oliveira repeated his startling allegations that the 68-year-old is being held captive by his housekeeper, Teresa Reveles.

Oliveira recalled his last face-to-face meeting with Simmons was in May 2014, three months after Richard stopped teaching his fitness classes and cut off contact:

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