The Osmonds, group portrait, London, May 28, 1975, L-R, Wayne Osmond, Merrill Osmond, Jay Osmond, Jimmy Osmond, Donny Osmond, Marie Osmond, Alan Osmond. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)
Singer Jimmy Osmond reportedly suffered a stroke on stage while performing as Captain Hook in a british production of Peter Pan.
“On the evening of Thursday, December 27, after the pushing through of the evening is the performance of ‘Peter Pan’ at Birmingham Hippodrome, Jimmy Osmond was driven directly to the hospital and diagnosed with a stroke. He is grateful for all the good wishes and taking a time-out in the new year,” a rep for the Osmond told The Daily Mail.
Osmond, 55, is reportedly ready to play at the Birmingham, great britain, the Hippodrome theatre and signed autographs for the fans before I go to the hospital.
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When cast in the role, in June, Osmond — the youngest member of his famous family tweeted, “Excited to be in a panto again and return to this role of Captain Hook I love letting my inner bad guy, especially in Birmingham at the [Hippodrome] where I have so many memories!”
The Daily Mail reports that Osmond will not be returning to perform in the show, which runs through Jan. 27.
The Birmingham Hippodrome artistic director and chief executive Fiona Allan said in a statement: “Everyone here in Birmingham Hippodrome is deeply saddened to hear of Jimmy’s sudden illness. Jimmy held a part of the Hippodrome, is well-known panto, and his portrayal of Captain Hook was both dastardly and heart-warming. He won the adoration of not only our audience, but also of all our employees — we send Jimmy and his family the best wishes for a speedy recovery.”