Exercise Guru Richard Simmons Apologizes for Scaring People Into Thinking He Was Dying

“I am not dying. It was a message about saying how we should embrace every day that we have,” the “Sweatin’ to the Oldies” star wrote on Monday

Richard Simmons
Richard Simmons attends the 87th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2013 (CREDIT: Getty Images)

Exercise guru Richard Simmons apologized on Monday for a social media post that led people to think he was dying.

“I have some news to tell you. Please don’t be sad. I am … dying. Oh I can see your faces now. The truth is we all are dying. Every day we live we are getting closer to our death,” he wrote on X early Monday.

When fans took those words literally, he posted a follow-up note: “Sorry many of you have gotten upset about my message today. Even the press has gotten in touch with me. I am not dying.


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