According to TMZ, the fitness guru, 67, was taken to the hospital on Friday night after he “became incoherent,” alarming his longtime friend and housekeeper, who decided to call 911.
Paramedics were initially unsure if Simmons had suffered from a stroke, dementia or another illness, so they transported him to Cedars-Sinai for evaluation.
Since he was released from the hospital the next day, it appears that a stroke “was ruled out,” according to the site.
Simmons' rep tells Us Weekly that the beloved star was not in a hospital as of Sunday afternoon, adding, “He’s just fine.”
Earlier this year, the weight-loss specialist’s close friend told the New York Daily News that he was concerned Simmons was being held hostage by his housekeeper, Teresa Reveles, after he was out of the public eye for approximately two years.
In March, Simmons broke his silence with two new interviews, in which he insisted that his so-called disappearance was his way of staying out of the spotlight.
“I am not kidnapped, I am just in my house right now,” he explained in a phone interview with Entertainment Tonight on March 13. “No one should be worried about me. The people that surround me are wonderful people who take great care of me.”
That same day, the workout expert called the Today show and told Savannah Guthrie that the hostage rumors were “just very silly.”
“Right now, I just sort of want to take care of me,” he explained. “I just really don’t want to do anything. I don’t want to be traveling anymore. … It’s taken a toll on me.”
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