Richard Simmons was hospitalized for “bizarre” behavior on Friday, June 3, only three months after his friends spoke out publicly with concerns that he was being held hostage at his Hollywood Hills house.
Simmons was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. after someone at his home
“became sufficiently alarmed to call 911.”
According to TMZ, paramedics reportedly rushed to Simmons’ house and determined that he should be taken to the hospital for evaluation.
A close friend told the New York Daily News in March that Simmons was being held hostage by his longtime housekeeper, Teresa Reveles.
Several days later, Simmons said in two interviews, that his disappearance was entirely voluntary and that the hostage reports were “very hurtful.” On March 14, during a phone interview with the Today he said,
“No one is holding me in my house as a hostage. You know, I do what I want to do as I’ve always done, so people should sort of just believe what I have to say because, like, I’m Richard Simmons!”
He told ET,
“I am not kidnapped, I am just in my house right now. No one should be worried about me. The people that surround me are wonderful people who take great care of me.”
He (or someone who has access to his account) posts regularly on Facebook. Let’s hope he’s OK. All joking aside, if “bizarre behavior” gets you checked into the hospital, what’s the hold-up with Donald Trump?
(via Us Weekly)