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Fitness star surfaces in hospital with indigestion

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Good news, bad news for Richard Simmons fans. The whereabouts of the reclusive fitness guru were revealed today—unfortunately, he's in a California hospital, being treated for "severe indigestion."

Simmons' manager Michael Catalano tells ABC News that Simmons, 68, was hospitalized Monday at "an undisclosed location."

"After a few days of battling severe indigestion and discomfort while eating, we agreed it was best for him to seek treatment," Catalano says. "[He] is already feeling better and is expected to make a full recovery."

Once an omnipresent rascal on TV chat shows, game shows and infomercials, Simmons has not been seen in public in three years. (The above photo was taken in 2013, at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.) Last year, he phoned "The Today Show" to refute reports that he was being held hostage by his housekeeper in his Hollywood Hills home. "That's just very silly," he said.

Simmons' prolonged withdrawal from the spotlight was recently the subject of a People magazine cover story and a new podcast, "Missing Richard Simmons."

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