Not transitioning, says comedian Richard Simmons

Los Angeles: Actor-comedian Richard Simmons shot down rumours on social media that he is “transitioning”. "Some tabloids have recently falsely reported that I am transitioning. In response, I feel compelled to set the record straight and refute these lies. Although I am not transitioning, I have and always will be supportive of those who are going through their journey,” Simmons posted on his Facebook account, reports "We should not lose focus on showing love, strength and compassion to all of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community during these tragic times. My broken heart and healing thoughts are with the people of Orlando and all other victims of prejudice, bigotry and hate,” the 67-year-old added. The post comes after Simmons was hospitalised for dehydration