Richard Simmons speaks out for the first time in 3 years

goss 20/04/2017

American fitness guru, Richard Simmons, famous for his exercise videos is speaking out to fans for the first time in three years in an interview with PEOPLE.

Simmons told PEOPLE “I hope to see you all soon,” and that he's "not missing," a rumour started after he went off the grid.

If you're unaware of the conspiracy theory surrounding the fitness star, it's said that Richard Simmons is missing and/or being held captive, with someone even creating a podcast called Missing Richard Simmons, which has been gaining traction recently.

But no need to worry, in a statement released by Simmons, he confirms he is alive and doing well.

“Hello to everyone who has shown concern for me and sent their good wishes. You will never know how much it means to me. Aren’t you sick of hearing and reading about me?! LOL Well by now you know that I’m not ‘missing,’ just a little under the weather. I’m sure I will be feeling good and back home in a couple of days.”

Simmons recently went to hospital with severe indigestion problems but is now home and resting. We hope he's feeling better soon!