Have you been wondering where the curly-haired workout guru in sparkly tanks and short shorts has been all this time?  Richard Simmons mysteriously vanished from the spotlight 3 years ago.  But today, he's back!

Many speculated that he was missing.  They noticed he had stopped showing up for his fitness classes that he had been teaching for 40 years.

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Now he's back in the public eye and talking about a recent health scare.  Simmons was hospitalized Monday for "severe indigestion".  Thursday he took to Facebook to talk directly to his fans, thanking them for their support and well wishes.

"I reached out and I hope you will too," Simmons wrote. "I'm sure there are people in your life who love and care for you and would do anything to help you with the challenges you face. Just knowing you care has already made me feel better. Hope to see you again soon!"