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Richard Simmons hospitalized for severe indigestion, says manager

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Richard Simmons was admitted to a California hospital for what his manager called “severe indigestion.”

“Richard Simmons was hospitalized on Monday at an undisclosed location in California,” Michael Catalano told ABC News. “After a few days of battling severe indigestion and discomfort while eating, we agreed it was best for him to seek treatment.”

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Catalano added that the 68-year-old is “already feeling better and is expected to make a full recovery.”

The fitness icon has been stirring headlines lately for his disappearance from the spotlight. He has not been seen in public since 2014.

That has prompted fans to be concerned about his well-being, which eventually lead to a popular podcast “Missing Richard Simmons” from “Daily Show” producer Dan Taberski. The hit podcast sought to investigate the reasons behind Simmons’ public disappearance.

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Catalano previously hinted that it’s “possible” that Simmons would be willing to appear in public to promote a new line of products that was recently announced. The manager added that any decision “is yet to be determined.” He also emphasized in the past that Simmons “hasn’t officially announced his retirement.”

“When Frank Sinatra sang ‘My Way,’ that was his goodbye song,” Catalano told the AP. “And Frank got bored and he was back for 20 years.”

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