Richard Simmons was reportedly hospitalized for “bizarre” behaviour on Friday, just three months after his close friends were concerned that he was being held hostage at his Hollywood Hills house.According to TMZ, the 67-year-old fitness guru was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Friday night after someone at his home “became sufficiently alarmed to call 911.” Paramedics reportedly rushed to Simmons’ house, where they determined that he should be transported to the hospital for evaluation.
In March, a close friend told the New York Daily News that Simmons, who has been out of the public eye for about two years, was being held hostage by his longtime housekeeper, Teresa Reveles.
Just days later, Simmons, who used to a regular fixture on US chat shows, broke his extended silence with two new interviews, where he said that his disappearance was entirely voluntary and that the hostage reports were “very hurtful.”
The Sweatin’ to the Oldies star also told Entertainment Tonight, “I am not kidnapped, I am just in my house right now. No one should be worried about me. The people that surround me are wonderful people who take great care of me.”