Richard Simmons has addressed his fans for the first time in three years.

The aging fitness guru, who was recently hospitalized for severe indigestion, posted a health update on Facebook and an old photo of himself. In the message, he insists that he is "not 'missing,' just a little under the weather." He ends it by saying, "Hope to see you again soon!"

Interest in Simmons picked up earlier this year with a podcast, Missing Richard Simmons.

The star still hasn't been seen in public in three years, but TMZ says he's been sneaking out in disguise around L.A.

Hello to everyone who has shown concern for me and sent their good wishes. You will never know how much it means to me.

Aren’t you sick of hearing and reading about me?! LOL Well by now you know that I’m not “missing”, just a little under the weather. I’m sure I will be feeling good and back home in a couple of days.

This has reminded me that when you need help you can’t be afraid to reach out and ask for it. We all think we should always be able to solve our problems all by ourselves and sometimes it’s just bigger than we are.

I reached out and I hope you will too. 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!

Love,

Richard