Over the years, the Osmond family has entertained us with their musical stylings and performances both on stage and in films.
Marie Osmond rose to instant stardom via her debut single “Paper Roses” in 1973. Her voice has continued to remain iconic over the years.
Donny Osmond is perhaps the most recognized of his siblings, next to Marie. With gold records to his name and over 100 million albums sold worldwide, the man is an icon, legend and superstar.
So much a superstar, in fact, his voice made Disney’s “Mulan” all the more entertaining with “I’ll Make a Man Out of You.” The star also played Joseph in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”
Though these two names may be the most recognized by some, there’s more to the Osmond family than this dynamic duo.
In fact, 55-year-old Jimmy Osmond holds quite the repertoire to his name. The youngest of the Osmond sibling clan, Jimmy started entertaining at the young age of 3.
Since his rendition of “Moon River & Me,” “Jimmy Boy” has stolen his way into the hearts of so many.
From “Grease” to “Chicago,” the man has made a life of musical theater, most recently with his portrayal of Captain Hook in Birmingham Hippodrome’s “Peter Pan.”
“…after pushing through the evening’s performance of ‘Peter Pan’… Jimmy Osmond was driven straight to hospital and diagnosed with a stroke,” a spokesperson said.
“He is grateful for all the well wishes and will be taking time out in the new year.” The Hippodrome shared their condolences for Jimmy and his family in a Facebook post.
“Everyone here at Birmingham Hippodrome has been deeply saddened to hear of Jimmy’s sudden illness,” Fiona Allan, Birmingham Hippodrome’s artistic director and chief executive, said in a statement.
“Jimmy loved being a part of the Hippodrome’s well-renowned panto, and his portrayal of Captain Hook was both dastardly and heartwarming,” she added.
“He won the adoration not just of our audiences, but also of all our staff — we all send Jimmy and his family very best wishes for a speedy recovery.”
We send our best wishes as well. Praying for good health for Jimmy in the new year and hoping he’ll make his way back to the stage he loves very soon.
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