A representative for Richard Simmons has assured fans the beloved exercise guru is fit and well after his gaunt appearance on U.S. TV show Dancing With The Stars sparked concerns for his health.
The eccentric fitness trainer acted as a celebrity coach to Cher's son Chaz Bono on Monday's (10Oct11) episode, but left viewers concerned about his thin frame.
However, the star's publicist insist Simmons has never been fitter and is exactly the same weight as when he released his hit exercise tape Sweatin' to the Oldies in 1988.
The rep tells People.com, "He's actually at the weight he was when we launched the original Sweatin' to the Oldies. He is completely healthy, happy and fit as a fiddle. He's happy. Everything with him could not be better."