Richard Simmons has lashed out at sex change rumours calling them all lies. The Sweatin’ To The Oldie fitness expert just wanted to set the record straight ‘I’m not transitioning’. Known for his eccentric, flamboyant, and energetic personality. denied all suggested talk about undergoing a sex change slamming it all as lies, he would like people to stop focusing on him and focus on those who are affected by the tragic loss of lives in the Orlando shooting
In a Facebook post-Tuesday, he wrote, ”…
I feel compelled to set the record straight and refute these lies. Although I am not transitioning, I have and always will be supportive of those who are going through their journey.”
On June 2016 the sixty-seven-year-old was hospitalized, he had claimed that it was from dehydration, since then talk has been spreading that he was transitioning from male to female. There has been another thing that people were suggesting also that he was being held against his will at his Hollywood Hills home
Simmons‘ manager shut down the unfounded allegations he is transitioning into a ”softly spoken woman named Fiona”, and now the star is speaking out for himself against the rumours.
He took to his Facebook page on Tuesday (14Jun16), writing,
”Some tabloids have recently falsely reported that I am transitioning. In response, I feel compelled to set the record straight and refute these lies. Although I am not transitioning, I have and always will be supportive of those who are going through their journey.”
Simmons went on to share his condolences for those involved in Sunday’s (12Jun16) massacre, in which 49 people were shot and killed by a gunman who attacked a gay nightclub in Florida.