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Richard Simmons Speaks Out After Hospitalization

Richard Simmons Speaks Out After Hospitalization

One day after being hospitalized, Richard Simmons is opening up on his health.

He wrote on Facebook, "Hello to everyone who has shown concern for me and sent their good wishes. You will never know how much it means to me. Aren’t you sick of hearing and reading about me?! LOL Well by now you know that I’m not ‘missing,’ just a little under the weather. I’m sure I will be feeling good and back home in a couple of days.”

"This has reminded me that when you need help you can’t be afraid to reach out and ask for it,” Simmons continued. "We all think we should always be able to solve our problems all by ourselves and sometimes it’s just bigger than we are.”

He ended his note, illustrated with a pic of himself from 2014, with, "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!”

On Monday, his rep Michael Catalano revealed that Simmons went to the hospital for "severe indigestion.”

Simmons’ mysterious disappearance from the spotlight over the past three years has worried fans and friends, and is the subject of the gone-viral podcast “Missing Richard Simmons."