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Richard Simmons Back Home Following “Bizarre Conduct”


Scott Roth/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — Richard Simmons was released from a Los Angeles hospital on Saturday and apparently okay after demonstrating “bizarre conduct” a day earlier, according to several media reports.

“Thank you to everyone who has reached out with love and concern after hearing I was in the hospital,” Simmons says in a statement his rep provided to ABC News.. “I was dehydrated and needed some fluids and now I am feeling great! Summer is here — drink plenty of liquids.  Big hugs and kisses for caring.”

TMZ first reported Simmons was reportedly rushed to Cedars-Sinai for observation after his housekeeper and longtime friend called 911 after the 67-year-old fitness guru became incoherent.

Paramedics reportedly determined Simmons needed medical evaluation, but weren’t sure if he was suffering from a stroke, dementia or some other ailment.

Simmons hasn’t appeared in public since 2013.

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