Last week, rumors were swirling that Richard Simmons was living as a woman.
His reps denied the reports, but now the fitness guru is addressing fans directly via his Facebook page.
Simmons wrote, “Some tabloids have recently falsely reported that I am transitioning. In response, I feel compelled to set the record straight and refute these lies. Although I am not transitioning, I have and always will be supportive of those who are going through their journey.”
He continued, “We should not lose focus on showing love, strength and compassion to all of the LGBT community during these tragic times. My broken heart and healing thoughts are with the people of Orlando and all other victims of prejudice, bigotry and hate.”