Hugh Hefner: I'm Not Dying, People!

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Hugh Hefner is 90 years old.

He may not leave his house very often, but that may have more to do with the beautiful women there than anything going on inside of the Playboy founder's body.

Because the often-erect senior citizen would like to make something clear:

Hugh Hefner, Ahoy!

He isn't going anywhere any time soon.

Not to his knowledge at least.

Following multiple days of rumors that claimed Hefner was on his death bed, the ultra wealthy chic magnet jumped online to shoot down this silly chatter on Friday.

Wrote Hefner via Twitter:

"I wish the tabloids had informed me a little earlier in the week that I'm sick. I might have cancelled my weekend plans."

Hefner's sense of humor is alive and well, that's for sure.

Hef Tweet

Hefner had not posted any photos on social media since August, but, in response to these sickness rumors, he shared the following snapshot on Instagram last night.

It features him seated alongside wife Crystal Harris in his mansion's home theater.

"Tonight's Mansion movie is the classic western, Shane," wrote Hef as a caption.

Hugh Hefner and His Wife

An insider confirms to Entertainment Tonight Hefner really is doing just fine.

"It's no secret that over the past few years he has suffered with back pain that has made it a bit more challenging for him to get around, but at 90 years of age, he is enjoying his life, and is still very involved in the day-to-day activities of editing the magazine," the source says.

It had been an article in The New York Post that got the rumor mill churning this week.

“He looks like he is down to around 90 pounds and super sick," a source told the newspaper of Hefner, adding that the millionaire's people are attempting to keep this under wraps.

"You even have to sign a confidentiality agreement to go up to see him."

Hefner recently sold his Playboy Mansion for $100 million; he hasn’t been seen out in Los Angeles in many weeks, according to another insider, but, again, the guy is 90 years.

It's also worth noting Hefner isn't the only one managing the day-to-day activities of Playboy any longer.

In July, his son, Cooper, returned as the company’s Chief Creative Officer.

We're just glad to hear that the Hef is okay.

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Birthplace
Chicago, Illinois
Full Name
Hugh Marston Hefner