Police Do Welfare Check On Richard Simmons

Posted on January 24th, 2015 at 3:45 pm
True RichardSimmons Police do welfare check on Richard Simmons. The keep fit guru has not been seen for more than a year but reportedly he is doing fine.   According to TMZ two LAPD officers went to Simmons' Hollywood Hills Home on Friday evening. The visit was made after a friend reportedly sent an email to the L.A. County D.A.'s Elder Abuse Unit last month claiming the 66-year-old fitness guru was being abused. Apparently, Simmons answered the door and spoke with the police officers himself -- he was was in good spirits and responsive to their enquiries. The normally out-going celebrity has kept a very low profile recently amid rumors that he had fallen into a depression after a minor surgery on his knee. According to this latest report the colorful Simmons now has a beard and he explained to the officers that he wanted to spend time alone because he was fed-up after living in the public eye for so many years. And although he has not been at his fitness studio he explained that he had employees that could run the business in his absence. News that Simmons is doing well will no doubt please his millions of elderly fans who were concerned about is welfare. Simmons -- whose real name is Milton Teagle Simmons - became famous promoting weight-loss programs, prominently through his Sweatin' to the Oldies line of aerobics videos and is known for his eccentric, flamboyant, and energetic personality.

He also opened a gym called Slimmons in Beverly Hills, California, catering to the overweight, and he became widely known through exposure on television and through the popularity of his consumer products.

Simmons became a regular on talk shows promoting weight loss  while his year of seclusion prompted many to speculate that he was terminally ill or being held captive in some way as his social media went quite over a year ago.

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