R.Kelly Fans’ ‘Kindness and Love’ After His Disappearance Documentary, After a brief absence, Richard Simmons has returned to social media to express his gratitude.
On Wednesday, just a few days after the broadcast of the TMZ documentary about the fitness icon’s public disappearance, the 74-year-old expressed his gratitude to his devoted following for their support.
“I am grateful to each and every one of you for your thoughtfulness and your affection. . Sincerely, Richard, “on his Facebook page, Simmons wrote.
Michael Catalano, who is Simmons’ manager, provided confirmation to PEOPLE that the tweet was genuine. “Richard shared some personal thoughts in this piece. He was moved by the response to the program as well as all of the good wishes that were sent his way. The thoughtfulness inspired optimism in him.”
The comments part of the Facebook post was completely inundated by Simmons’s devotees.
“Richard, we hope you are well and that you are making decisions that are in your best interests. You have brought me so much happiness over the years, and now it is your turn; you should have serenity and happiness in your life “one of the fans wrote in.
A further member of Facebook replied, “I can’t tell you how happy I am of you for making time for you. You’ve already contributed a significant portion of who you are to the world; now it’s time for you to shine. Good for you.”
After spending decades in the public eye, Simmons abruptly retired from instructing at his renowned fitness studio on February 15, 2014, and he has not been seen in public since then.
The popular podcast Missing Richard Simmons has been credited with helping to fuel the mystery surrounding the public disappearance of Richard Simmons. The podcast is responsible for giving rise to sensational claims such as Simmons being held hostage in his home in the Hollywood Hills by his housekeeper, possibly transitioning into a woman, and other theories.
TMZ investigated the circumstances surrounding Simmons’ disappearance from the public eye in a recent documentary that was broadcast on FOX. The video featured interviews with a few individuals who were familiar with Simmons.
Interviews with Suzanne Somers, writer Bruce Vilanch, and Leslie Wilshire, who has worked as a costume designer for Gene Simmons for many years, were included in the special.
TMZ Investigates: What Really Happened to Richard Simmons is currently available to stream for free on Tubi starting on August 30 and is currently available to stream on Hulu.