Reclusive entertainer Richard Simmons was photographed for the first time in three years after returning from hospital Thursday evening.

The former fitness guru, 68, has spent the last four days inside Cedars Sinai hospital in Beverly Hills where he was being treated for indigestion.

Simmons left the hospital at approximately 5pm Pacific Time, hidden under a blanket in the backseat of a Mercedes car driven by his long-term housekeeper, Teresa Reveles, on the way back to his LA home.

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