Veteran fitness guru Richard Simmons had unexpected visitors on Friday night (23Jan15) after police officers stopped by his Hollywood Hills home to investigate allegations of elder abuse.

Officials at the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Elder Abuse Unit received an email from a concerned longtime friend of Simmons' last month (Dec14), after spending much of 2014 out of the spotlight, and passed the information on to the police, who decided to check out the claims on Friday.

The two officers found the 66 year old alone at his house, but determined he was fine after spending an hour with him.

According to, Simmons told cops he was simply "exhausted" after a lifetime in the public eye and just wanted to "spend time with myself" as he continues to recover from a knee injury he suffered last year (14).