Richard Simmons has damaged his 6-year silence, together with his spokesperson telling The Post that the beloved health icon is “dwelling the life he has chosen.”

Simmons’ rep, Tom Estey, spoke Friday following the launch of a bombshell documentary about the workout king’s mysterious disappearance from the spotlight.

“Richard is eternally grateful for the steady outpouring of affection and gratitude he has obtained from throughout the Globe,” he informed The Post. “He is joyful, wholesome and dwelling the life he has chosen to dwell.”

Estey’s assertion comes after Simmons, 74, printed a private notice to his Facebook account for the first time in 6 years on Wednesday evening.

“Thank you, everybody, in your kindness and love,” Simmons wrote, earlier than signing off: “Love, Richard.”

Estey confirmed the message was personally composed by Simmons.

Simmons was one of America's most prolific public figures for more than three decades before his disappearance. He is pictured in 2011.
Simmons was one among America’s most prolific public figures for greater than three a long time earlier than his disappearance. He is pictured in 2011.
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Simmons was one among Hollywood’s largest stars for greater than three a long time earlier than he suddenly vanished from the public eye in 2014.

Interest in his sudden shunning of the highlight has been reignited this week, following the launch of the new doc “TMZ Investigates: What Really Happened to Richard Simmons.”

The particular, streaming on Fox and Hulu, claimed points with the star’s knees were behind the his sudden shunning of the spotlight.

Simmons hasn’t been seen in public since 2014, however he did phone the Today show back in 2016 to refute wild rumors that he was being held hostage by his housekeeper.

Meanwhile, followers had been thrilled by Simmon’s Facebook message, which has already racked up shut to five,000 remark responses.

“I knew it was you, Richard!” one admirer swooned. “You are very a lot beloved, please by no means doubt that. You have accomplished a lot good in so many individuals’s lives. Thank you for all that you’ve accomplished and are nonetheless doing. None of us will ever overlook you!”

Another chimed in: “We miss you Richard however hope you’re doing what’s best for you. You have given me a lot pleasure for years, it’s your time now, you deserve peace and happiness. Thank you for saving my life again and again, I’m ceaselessly grateful for you.”

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The health guru exploded onto the scene in 1980, incomes hundreds of thousands with exercise movies that had been inclusive and uplifting.
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