What LAPD Found When They Visited Richard Simmons

Tales about Richard Simmons that portray him as a weak, scared captive kept prisoner by his own housekeeper are a lot more dramatic than what the LAPD says is the real story: that he's simply living quietly at home out of the public eye. Detective Kevin Becker tells People that officers headed to the fitness star's home in response to rumors that Simmons was being kept against his will. 

"None of it is true," Becker says, adding Simmons is "perfectly fine," "very happy," and "doing exactly what he wants to do." Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the cops' visit to Simmons' Hollywood Hills home took place about two weeks ago after at least one person phoned in a hostage accusation.

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