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Jimmy Osmond diagnosed with stroke after the performance of Peter Pan pantomime

Jimmy Osmond

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Jimmy Osmond, known for being part of The Osmonds and a successful solo singer, suffered a stroke at the age of 55.

He played Captain Hook in a pantomime Peter Pan at the Hippodrome in Birmingham, when she began to feel bad, but managed to "push through" the play.

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A spokesman for Osomon is quoted as saying: "On Thursday evening on December 27th, after performing in the evening of Peter Pan at the Birmingham Hippodrome, Jimmy Osmond was transferred directly to a hospital and diagnosed with a stroke.

"He is grateful for all good wishes and will use the time in the New Year."

Darren Day was confirmed to assume the role of production at the end of the week.

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Jimmy appears on the Celebrity MasterChef in 2016


The artistic director and chief executive of Birmingham Hippodrome, Fiona Allan, said: "Everyone here at the Birmingham Hippodrome was deeply saddened to hear about Jimmy's sudden illness.

"Jimmy wanted to be part of the well-known hood of Hippodrome, and his portrayal of Captain Hook was deep and cordial.

"He won the worship not only of our audience, but also of all our employees – we all send Jimi and his family with many wishes for a quick recovery."


Osmondi (Jimmy, painted left in the first row)

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Known as "The Little" Jimmy, he is the youngest member of the Osmond family and at the age of 9 he became the youngest man to have a 1972 single Briton with a single with "Liverpool Lover of the Century".

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Osmond – Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay and Donnie – got their highest profile in the early 1970s with hits, including "The Crazy Horses" and "Love Me For Cause".

Jimmy also starred in reality TV shows as I'm a celebrity … Take me away from here! in 2005 and Celebrity MasterChef in 2016.

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