Richard Simmons turned 75 on Wednesday and is feeling “comfortable” about it, in keeping with his rep Tom Estey. “This can be a massive milestone. I simply need to see him comfortable, which he’s,” Tom advised ET concerning the health icon’s big day. Though Richard hasn’t been publicly seen since 2014, this newest assertion and different earlier statements from those that know him greatest, point out he’s doing simply fantastic.
“He’s doing very effectively. He’s his jovial self. He spends most of his time at dwelling and in his yard,” Richard’s good friend advised ET when he turned 70 again in 2018. “He retains up along with his studying and does what he desires to do. He deserves this time to himself. Seventy years is a milestone however he doesn’t have a look at it that method.”
Richard, himself, took to Facebook final 12 months to talk out after a documentary, which was about how he disappeared from the highlight after his profitable profession as a health teacher, speculated on his whereabouts. “Thanks, everybody, in your kindness and love! Love Richard,” he wrote. Tom additionally addressed his emotions to the New York Post on the time. “Richard is eternally grateful for the continual outpouring of affection and gratitude he has acquired from throughout the globe. He’s comfortable, wholesome and dwelling the life he has chosen to dwell.”
In 2017, the Every day Mail reported that Richard was photographed whereas leaving a hospital in Beverly Hills, CA. Within the images, there was a black and gold patterned blanket wrapped round him and all that might be seen had been his black sweat pants and white sneakers as his longtime housekeeper Teresa Reveles helped him go away the constructing. The outlet reported that he was hospitalized for indigestion and had been there for 4 days.
In 2020, Richard, who gained fame within the Nineteen Seventies and Nineteen Eighties, posted memorable exercise movies to his official YouTube web page to assist these staying dwelling to remain lively in the course of the COVID pandemic. He additionally began commonly posting on Twitter to encourage his followers to “rise up and transfer.” His newest social media message was on Fb on New 12 months’s Day 2023. “Should you didn’t take excellent care of your well being final 12 months, begin as we speak and make this your 12 months! Completely satisfied New 12 months to all of you!” it learn.