Richard Simmons took to social media to share his appreciation for his fans following the premiere of his documentary.
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Richard Simmons releases a statement days after the release of the documentary
Hulu and Fox released a documentary titled, ‘TMZ Investigates: What Really Happened to Richard Simmons’ on August 22nd.
The film focuses on Simmons’ rise to fame as a fitness guru along with the various theories behind his sudden disappearance from fame.
Regardless, the film received a good reception from fans and viewers. Therefore, Simmons himself wrote a message showing his love and appreciation for the support he is receiving. He shared the post on his Facebook handle on August 24.
The statement read, ‘Thank you, everyone, for your kindness and love!’
He signed off by saying, ‘Love, Richard.’
Additionally, Simmons’ manager Michael Catalano revealed the authenticity of the message during an interview with People magazine on Friday.
He said, ‘This was a personal post from Richard. He was moved by the reaction to the special and all the well wishes he received. He was encouraged by kindness.’
Additionally, a rep for Simmons revealed to E! News that the fitness icon, ‘is so pleased with the outpouring of love and well wishes from his fans. He wants them to know that he is doing well and sends them all the best wishes back.’
The Louisiana native regularly shares workout-related clips on his social media handles, despite keeping himself away from the public eye and the media.
Fans react to Richard Simmons’ rare post
Richard Simmons fans flooded the comments section of his most recent post with love and support for their idol.
One user shared, ‘I’m proud of you for taking time for yourself. You have given so much of yourself to the world, and now your time has come. Good for you.’
A second fan wrote, “We miss you Richard but I hope you are doing what is right for you. You gave me so much joy for years, now it’s your time, you deserve peace and happiness.’
What’s more, another said, ‘I’m proud of you for taking time for yourself. You have given so much of yourself to the world, and now your time has come. Good for you. Thank you for blessing and inspiring me so richly.’
Many fans have also encouraged the 74-year-old star to take all the time he needs out of the spotlight.
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