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Saturday 8th August 2020

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner ‘super sick’ and holed up in his mansion

Fears raised for 90-year-old who hasn’t been seen out in months

Concerns have been raised for Hugh Hefner amid reports he is ‘super sick’ and his weight has plummeted to just 90Ibs.

According to Page Six the Playboy founder is desperate to keep his dramatic weight loss and ill health a secret.

So much so, they claim visitors to the 90-year-old’s famous home now have to sign a confidentiality agreement before they enter.

‘He looks like he is down to around 90 pounds and super sick,’ the source told Page Six.

‘His people are really trying to keep this under wraps. You even have to sign a confidentiality agreement to go up to see him.’

However a representative for Hefner maintains he is fine, adding back problems in recent years ‘‘have made it a bit more challenging for him to get around’.

Once a firm fixture on the Hollywood nightclubbing scene, Hefner has not been seen out in months.

In August he did share a picture on Instagram of himself dressed in purple silk pajamas at his Midsummer Night’s Dream Party.

However, reports say he didn’t attend and his son Cooper hosted it instead.

Hefner recently sold his Playboy Mansion for $100million and has not been spotted out in Los Angeles, according to Page Six.

Last year, model Carla Howe said Hefner was too ill to attend his famously raucous parties.

‘Hef is so frail, he goes everywhere with a group of nurses,’ she said.

Meanwhile, Hefner’s 30-year-old wife Crystal Hefner has been posting pictures of herself alone in Paris.

But her husband, who she wed in 2012, did not appear in any of the pictures – in which her captions described Paris as the ‘city of love’ and ‘romantic’