Richard Simmons: Simple Reason for Hospitalization Just some dehydration, no big deal By Newser Editors, Newser Staff Posted Jun 6, 2016 7:53 AM CDT 31 comments Comments In this June 2, 2006, file photo, Richard Simmons speaks to the audience before the start of a summer salad fashion show at Grand Central Terminal in New York. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File) (Newser) – If you were worried to hear Richard Simmons spent part of the weekend in the hospital after his housekeeper reportedly found him to be incoherent on Friday, you shouldn't have been: In a statement released Sunday, Simmons brushed the incident off as simple dehydration. "Thank you to everyone who has reached out with love and concern after hearing I was in the hospital," it reads, per Us Weekly. "I was dehydrated and needed some fluids and now I am feeling great! Summer is here—drink plenty of liquids. Big hugs and kisses for caring." USA Today notes that Simmons' rep said the celeb was "just fine" in advance of the statement.