Richard Simmons Breaks Silence Following Two Year Hiatus!

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People are worried about fitness guru Richard Simmons. There have been a few rumors going around that his housekeeper of 30 years, Teresa Reveles was controlling him. “No one is holding me in my house as a hostage,” Simmons told Guthrie on the Today Show this morning! “You know, I do what I want to do as I’ve always done so people should sort of just believe what I have to say because like I’m Richard Simmons!”

When asked about Reveles he said, “That’s just very silly. Teresa Reveles has been with me for 30 years. It’s almost like we’re a married couple.” He explained why he’s been retreating from public life. “I just sort of wanted to be a little bit of a loner for a little while. You know, I had hurt my knee, and I had some problems with it, and then the other knee started giving me trouble because I’ve taught like thousands and thousands of classes, and you know right now I just want to sort of take care of me.”

“I just really don’t want to do anything, you know. I just don’t want to be traveling anymore. It certainly has taken its toll on me, so it was not like over a day, it was just over some time.” But don’t count him out just yet, before you know it he might be back, “For all the people that were worrying about me, I want to tell them that I love them with my whole heart and soul and that not to worry, Richard’s fine. You haven’t seen the last of me. I’ll come back, and I’ll come back strong.”

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