Richard Simmons, 67 was taken to hospital on Friday night after exhibiting bizarre behaviour.
Sources say the fitness guru was acting in an unusually strange way just before midnight and someone at his Hollywood Hills home became alarmed enough to call 911.
When the paramedics arrived and examined him they decided to take him to hospital for an evaluation. Simmons agreed to be taken to Cedars Sinai to be monitored.
Simmons has barely been seen out in public for the last 3 years and has basically been living the life of a recluse.
His friends have been very concerned about him for several years with some even reporting he’d been kidnapped and held hostage inside his home.
In March this year his friends said he was being held against his will by his housekeeper.
Teresa Reveles, 64, was accused of of controlling Simmons using black magic, something the star was forced to deny in phone calls to two chat shows. ‘I am not kidnapped. I am just in my house right now,’ he insisted. ‘No one should be worried about me. The people that surround me are wonderful people who take great care of me.’
Of Reveles, he said: ‘She’s been with me for 30 years. It’s almost like we’re a married couple.’
Simmons added: ‘For the last 40 years I have been traveling, teaching classes, and I had a knee injury, so I had a knee replacement, which was very difficult for me.
‘I have really just been taking it easy, staying at home, working out in my gym and doing the things I haven’t done in a very long time.’
We really hope it is just a case of Simmons wanting to take it easy but something tells us there’s a lot more to this story. Stay tuned!