"I'm happy to confirm that Richard Simmons was released from the hospital yesterday at 4:30 PM," Simmon's longtime manager, Michael Catalano said in a statement to ET on Friday. "His doctors were very pleased with his progress and released him sooner than expected. He's glad to be home and feeling good. He sends a huge thank you to all the people who have reached out with their wishes for his speedy recovery."
Simmons, 68, was photographed for the first time in three years as he exited his car and entered his home. As reported by The Daily Mail
, who were the first to print photos of Simmons, he was draped in a blanket to hide from photographers and was guided into his home by his housekeeper, Teresa Reveles.