Richard Simmons is back at home — and in hiding — following his brief hospital stay!
The famous fitness guru returned to his California home completely covered by a blanket to avoid being photographed by paparazzi!
Simmons was hospitalized earlier this week when he complained of a stomach ailment to his manager, Michael Catalano.
“After a few days of battling severe indigestion and discomfort while eating, we agreed it was best for him to seek treatment,” explained Catalano. “He’s already feeling better and is expected to make a full recovery.”
Simmons has been avoiding the public eye for three years, fueling speculation he is in failing health.
He addressed those concerns recently by releasing a statement to the media.
“Hello to everyone who has shown concern for me and sent their good wishes. You will never know how much it means to me. Well by now you know that I’m not ‘missing,’ just a little under the weather,” said Simmons. “This has reminded me that when you need help you can’t be afraid to reach out and ask for it.”
But don’t go looking for the flamboyant fitness instructor to be sweatin’ to the oldies again anytime soon.
The only activity has been his longtime housekeeper was recently spotted leaving his Los Angeles home, but not Simmons.
“He was ready to quiet down is what he’s told me, and it doesn’t mean he’s done, but for now, he’s enjoying the time away from the public,” said Catalano.