Richard SimmonsThis sweet message will be briefly shared in the spotlight.

Days after the premiere of a TMZ documentary about his sudden departure from the public eye, the fitness icon resurfaced on social media to show his appreciation to his fans. 

“Thanks, everybody, for all your love and kindness!” He signed it in a Aug. 24, Facebook post and wrote, “Love Richard!”

The post was flooded with positive feedback from fans, one of whom wrote, “I am so proud that you take the time to be yourself.” Your selflessness has been a gift to the world. Now it is your time. You are a great person. “Thank you so much for inspiring and blessing me.”

CelebHomes News received a statement from Richard’s representative stating that Richard was “gratified” by all the love and well wishes from his fans. They should know Richard is well, and he sends his very best wishes to them.