Fitness guru Richard Simmons is “not missing” according to a statement published on his personal website on Wednesday. The statement comes amid a three-year mystery surrounding the whereabouts of Simmons, a pop culture fixture since the 1980s. “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,” said a statement posted on Simmons’s Facebook page on Wednesday. “I’m sure I will be feeling good and back home in a couple of days.”
Fans have been concerned about Simmons’s well being since he disappeared from the public eye in February 2014. That month, he abruptly stopped teaching his Slimmons fitness class in Beverly Hills, California. The disappearance seemed uncharacteristic for Simmons, known for his outgoing personality and for consistently showing up for class while being famous worldwide.