Richard Simmons Responds To Rumors He’s Becoming A Woman

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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Richard Simmons disputed reports that he’s becoming a woman.

Richard Simmons becoming a woman

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After the National Enquirer published a story Wednesday claiming that the 67-year-old fitness guru — who hasn’t been seen in public since 2013 — has undergone breast implant surgery and hormone therapy, a rep for Simmons said the story was “absolute madness and not true,” TMZ reports. (RELATED: Shocking Report Claims Richard Simmons Is Transitioning Into A Woman)

Richard Simmons becoming a woman

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The Enquirer published photos of what it claimed to be Simmons dressed in furs and lingerie.

“[This is] not just Richard Simmons in drag,” a source told the Enquirer. “This is Richard dressed as a softly spoken woman named Fiona!”

The same rep told Gossip Cop that the story was a “complete fabrication.” (RELATED: Richard Simmons’s Hospital Stay Was More Serious Than We Thought)

Simmons raised suspicions this week when he was admitted to a Los Angeles hospital Friday.

Though he said he was just dehydrated and was released 24 hours later, that was called into question when his housekeeper was seen at the hospital Monday — two days after he said he was released.