Is Richard Simmons’ health in trouble? The fitness guru was released from the hospital on June 4 after being hospitalized for ‘bizarre conduct’ just one day prior. Get the details on his condition right here!
Richard Simmons spent the night in a Los Angeles hospital on June 3, worrying his fans and loved ones alike after becoming incoherent. Doctors let him go home the next day, but after a health scare like that, a burning question remains: Is the 67-year-old fitness guru okay?
Richard was taken to LA’s Cedars-Sinai hospital just before midnight after his housekeeper and longtime friend called 911. He had been demonstrating bizarre conduct that night, TMZ reported, and eventually becoming incoherent. Paramedics determined that Richard needed medical evaluation upon arrival, as they weren’t sure if he suffered a stroke or was dealing with an ailment such as dementia. So scary!
Because Richard was released only one day after being hospitalized, it’s likely he didn’t suffer a stroke. It’s still unclear what exactly caused Richard to act the way he did, but it’s incredibly nerve-wracking that he was so disoriented that his housekeeper thought he was in need of medical attention!
The timing and details of the situation are a bit peculiar, though. Just three months before Richard’s housekeeper called 911 for his “bizarre conduct,” the fitness star’s close friend told the New York Daily News that his housekeeper had been holding him hostage in his Hollywood Hills home, which was the cause of his disappearance from the public eye. After nearly two years of extended silence, Richard defended his housekeeper (whose name is Teresa Reveles) and declared that the reports were “very hurtful.”
Oddly enough, Richard also added, “No one should be worried about me. The people that surround me are wonderful people who take great care of me.” With such a mysterious and abrupt hospitalization occurring after all of this scandal, we can’t help but worry about Richard at least a little bit!
HollywoodLifers, send Richard your well wishes as he recovers after his hospitalization.