After Reports Richard Simmons Was Being Held Hostage By His Housekeeper, Police Issued This Statement
The Los Angeles Police Department conducted a welfare check on Richard Simmons after they were tipped off that he was being held hostage by his housekeeper.
According to TMZ, the authorities determined the 68-year-old fitness guru is doing “perfectly fine” after they had a lengthy discussion with him at his home two weeks ago.
“The visit comes on the heels of a popular podcast alleging Richard’s being held against his will by his longtime friend/housekeeper because he hasn’t been seen in over 1,000 days,” TMZ noted.
Simmons was admitted to a Los Angeles hospital last summer for several days after he become dehydrated. He blamed the summer heat.
“I’m doing good, my health is good, and I’m just sort of enjoying today,” Simmons said during a phone interview with the “Today” show at the time. “No one is holding my house hostage.”