Dehydration to Blame for Richard Simmons’ Health Scare
Fitness guru Richard Simmons has assured fans he’s fine after a medical emergency over the weekend. The colorful TV personality, 67, was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles late on Friday night after exhibiting bizarre behavior in front of his longtime friend and housekeeper, TMZ reported.
Paramedics determined Simmons needed a medical evaluation so they could rule out a stroke or dementia, according to the news site. He returned home on Saturday, and on Sunday he released a statement, in which he revealed his hospital visit was brought on by “dehydration.” “Thank you to everyone who has reached out with love and concern after hearing I was in the hospital,” he wrote. “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.”