Richard Simmons says dehydration is the reason for his recent hospital stay.
USA Today reports the 67-year-old fitness guru said in a statement through his publicist Sunday that he was "dehydrated and needed some fluids" and that he's now "feeling great!"
TMZ had reported Friday that Simmons had been hospitalized.
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The New York Daily News reported in March that friends of Simmons told the newspaper that they feared he was being held captive at his home by his live-in housekeeper.
Simmons responded to the report by explaining to "Entertainment Tonight" that he was purposefully staying out of the public eye saying, "this is how I want to live my life right now."
"No one is holding me in my house as a hostage," Simmons told NBC's Savannah Guthrie in a phone interview in March.
He rejected concerns by friends that he is being kept at home at his Hollywood Hills mansion, perhaps by his long-time housekeeper, according to the Daily News.