Richard Simmons praised followers after a TMZ documentary about his disappearance aired.

The fitness icon emerged on social media days after a TMZ exposé about his abrupt disappearance.

Richard posted, "Thank you, everyone, for your generosity and love!" on Aug. 24.

Fans commented, "I'm very proud of you for taking time for yourself."

Now it's your turn. You've contributed so much. Yes! Thank you for inspiring me.

Richard's spokesman: "loves his fans' support. He wishes them well and says he's healthy."

TMZ Investigates: What Really Happened to Richard Simmons debuted Aug. 22 on Hulu and FOX.

It focused on Richard's life, career, and disappearance speculations.

Richard's last public appearance was in February 2014, when he quit his training studio.

The Internet has theorised why Richard left his fitness firm, with some alleging he's a "hostage" at home.

In 2016, the Sweatin' to the Oldies star disproved these accusations. "No one's holding me hostage in my house," he said.

People should believe me since I've always done what I want.

Next, "I needed privacy. I hurt my knee, then the other knee started bothering me, so I'm taking care of myself."