Richard Simmons’ Rep Shoots Down Rumours He Is Transitioning

Fitness guru Richard Simmons, 67, is not transitioning according to his rep, who shot down the reports from and The National Enquirer when ET Canada put in a request for comment.

The National Enquirer dropped a cover story Wednesday morning featuring new photos of Simmons claiming he is living as his female identity, Fiona.

“It’s not true,”; Simmons’ rep tells ET.

“He is not transitioning into a woman,”; the rep explains to People. “He has decided to live quietly the last few years. He had knee surgery a few years ago and has a bum knee. He is still on Twitter and Facebook and works behind the scenes continuing to inspire and motivate people to lose weight. When he decides to come back, he will come back.”;

Adding, Simmons “was in the hospital over the weekend for dehydration and was out the next day. He’s a human being. He was in the public eye for over three decades, but he deserves his privacy. He should be able to have a private life. He just needed a break. He is still taking care of the people who need his help.”;

Currently, Simmons has not been seen in public for nearly 1,000 days and was hospitalized in Los Angeles this past weekend for dehydration.

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