Richard Simmons hospitalized, rep gives update on his health

Richard Simmons was hospitalized on Monday, April 17 and now his rep is giving the details about what landed him there as well as an update on his current health.

The star’s rep, Michael Catalano, released a statement to ET about the matter.

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“Richard Simmons was hospitalized on Monday at an undisclosed location in California,” he said. “After a few days of battling severe indigestion and discomfort while eating, we agreed it was best for him to seek treatment.”

The fitness guru’s health and well being has been a hot topic for quite some time now ever since he decided to step out of the limelight.

There has been speculation that Simmons is depressed or overweight and some even questioned if he was hiding out because he is going through a transition into a woman. Last month though, Catalano debunked those rumors.

“That was absolutely untrue, hurtful and very, very damaging to Richard personally,” Catalano said of the reports especially the one suggesting that he was becoming a woman. “He’s very aware of what’s happening, you know.”

We are glad to hear Simmons is okay now though and look forward to his return to the spotlight should he ever decided to do so.

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