Happy 70th Birthday, Richard Simmons!
The elusive TV persona is celebrating a milestone birthday on Thursday within the consolation of his own residence, ET has realized.
As Simmons celebrates turning 70, a good friend of the health guru completely tells ET, “He’s doing very well. He’s his jovial self. He spends most of his time at home and in his yard.”
The good friend additionally presents ET an replace as to what Simmons has been as much as this yr. “He retains up together with his studying and does what he desires to do. He deserves this time to himself,” the friend notes. “Seventy years is a milestone however he doesn’t have a look at it that manner.”
While Simmons could also be staying out of the general public eye, the good friend assures ET, “He’s at all times in contact together with his household and shut associates.”
Concern and hypothesis surrounding Simmons has swirled previously few years as he has not been seen in public in additional than 4 years. In April 2017, he was hospitalized for “severe indigestion,” taking to Facebook after the incident to reassure his followers of his good well being.
“By now you recognize that I’m not ‘missing,’ just a bit beneath the climate,” he wrote on the time. “I’m sure I will be feeling good and back home in a couple of days.”
Several days later, he posted once more to Facebook, thanking the police and medical professionals for his or her assist in the incident.
Simmons final posted on social media in May to honor the passing of his shut good friend, Gerry Sinclair.
“You always held a special place in my life, Gerry. I am so glad I got to share so many dances with you. Slimmons wouldn’t have been Slimmons without you,” he wrote. “Thank you for being an element of my life. I do know you’re dancing, and laughing, with the angels now.”
— Reporting by Brendon Geoffrion
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