Fitness Guru Richard Simmons has completely 'transitioned' from a gay man to a confused 'woman' named Fiona, according to the National Enquirer.
Simmons, who vanished from the public eye for over 2 years, reportedly underwent sex change surgery to remove his male genitalia.
Friends had expressed concern that the 67-year-old was frail and being "held hostage" against his will in his Hollywood Hills home.
Police conducting a welfare check on Simmons earlier this year were met at the front door by the weight loss expert himself, who said he was fine.
It turns out Simmons didn't want his friends to see him transitioning.
Simmons' rep strongly denied the report, calling it "absolute madness." But that's probably because Simmons wants to make the announcement himself.
Expect to see Simmons wearing female undergarments on the cover of Vanity Fair next.
The National Enquirer -- Weight loss expert Richard Simmons has undergone shocking sex swap surgery to change from a man to a woman — and The National ENQUIRER has the eye-popping world exclusive photos to prove it!
Now living as a gal named Fiona, the bizarre 67-year-old “Sweatin’ to the Oldies” sensation hid in his nearly $5 million Hollywood Hills mansion for two long years as he slowly transformed into a female with breast implants, hormone treatments and medical consultations on castration!
A pal told The ENQUIRER that the outlandish picture of the 5-foot-7 celeb draped in fur-trimmed lingerie and clutching his crotch while he shows off a shapely leg is “not just Richard Simmons in drag. This is Richard dressed as a softly spoken woman named Fiona!”
At the time the photo was snapped, Richard was proud to show off his new curves for the camera, the friend added.
But then Richard, known for frequent and very public emotional meltdowns, went into seclusion yet again, the informant said.
For more details about this story, pick up a copy of The ENQUIRER, on newsstands today.
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