HEARTBREAKING NEWS For Fans As THIS LEGEND RELEASES TRAGIC NEWS

VIA| According to a representative for TV personality and famous fitness instructor, Richard Simmons, the famed self-help and fitness guru won’t be seen anytime soon.

For two years, Simmons has withdrawn from public life, rarely leaving his home. After cutting off ties with many close friends, police visited Simmons at his home, only to find that he was alive and well.

After months of rumors, a rep for Simmons has finally confirmed that despite rumors of an illness, he simply doesn’t want to be a public figure any longer.

Simmons is “happily living life outside the public eye,” a representative tells TMZ, noting that he is still very active behind the scenes in his many charitable endeavors.