He's speaking out.
Richard Simmons has been at the center of some vicious headlines over the past few years, and he's finally speaking out to address his well-being.
There have been plenty of rumors over the past 3 years as Richard as remained out of the public eye. From transitioning, to rumors that he was being held hostage in his own home by his maid, Richard is setting the record straight:
“This has reminded me that when you need help you can’t be afraid to reach out and ask for it. We all think we should always be able to solve our problems all by ourselves and sometimes it’s just bigger than we are,”
“I reached out and I hope you will too. I’m sure there are people in your life who love and care for you and would do anything to help you with the challenges you face. Just knowing you care has already made me feel better. Hope to see you again soon!”
Richard was also hospitalized this week for stomach/digestive problems.