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"Where in the world is Richard Simmons?", everyone's asking.

The reclusive fitness guru, who hasn't been seen since2014, has been the focal point of a new podcast called "Missing Richard Simmons".

It was all fun and games until a rumor went rampant that Simmons was being held captive by his maid, Teresa, his spokesperson -- Tom Estey, finally released a statement on the pesky tabloid tale.

“I can’t believe this podcast is getting this much attention. But I just don’t get it. If there was any truth to it, I would tell you, there is no truth to it..." he continues, “He made a choice to take a break from public life, which he has the right to do... People need to respect that and not surmise that there’s something wrong, when there’s nothing wrong.”

“For 40 years, he took care of everyone else but himself. And so it’s not that he’s being selfish, he’s just being a person, a regular person, taking care of himself.”

OMGOSSIPERS are we reading to much into Richard Simmons disappearance?