Richard Simmons thanks fans in rare statement following the release of his documentary

Richard Simmons took to social media to share his appreciation for his fans following the premiere of his documentary.

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Richard Simmons issues a statement days after the premiere of the documentary

Hulu and Fox released a documentary titled ‘TMZ Investigates: What Really Happened to Richard Simmons’ on August 22.

The film focuses on Simmons’ rise to fame as a fitness guru along with the various theories behind his sudden disappearance from the spotlight.

Regardless, the film received a good reception from fans and viewers. Hence, Simmons himself wrote a message showing his affection and gratitude for the support he is receiving. He shared the post on his Facebook account on August 24.

The statement read: ‘Thank you all for your kindness and love!’

He said goodbye saying: ‘With love, Richard’.

Additionally, Simmons’ manager, Michael Catalano, revealed the authenticity of the message during an interview with People magazine on Friday.

He said: ‘This was a personal post from Richard. He was touched by the reaction to the special and all the well wishes he received. He encouraged her kindness.

Additionally, a representative for Simmons revealed to E! News that the fitness icon is very pleased by the outpouring of love and well wishes from her fans. He wants you to know he’s doing well and sends you all the best wishes from him.”

The Louisiana native regularly shares training-related clips on his social media accounts, despite staying out of the public eye and the media.

Fans react to rare Richard Simmons post

Fans of Richard Simmons flooded the comments section of his most recent post with love and support for their idol.

One user shared: ‘I’m so proud of you for taking time for yourself. You have given so much of yourself to the world, and now is your time. Good for you.’

A second fan wrote: “We miss you Richard but we hope you are doing the right thing for yourself. You have given me so much joy for years, now is your time, you deserve peace and happiness.

Also, another said: ‘I’m so proud of you for taking some time for yourself. You have given so much of yourself to the world, and now is your time. Good for you. Thank you for blessing me and inspiring me so richly.’

Many fans also urged the 74-year-old star to take as much time out of the spotlight as he needs.

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