Richard Simmons Denies Transitioning To Be A Woman

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Richard Simmons has spoken out—he is not transitioning to a woman as some media reports says. The fitness guru took to Facebook to slam those claims and to send his condolences to Orlando.

“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. 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.”

Simmons Rep also denied a transition just a few weeks ago.“He is not transitioning into a woman. He has decided to live quietly the last few years.” Simmons was hospitalized earlier this month when he began to exhibit bizarre behavior. He later said it was dehydration.

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