It has been a tough month for the Osmond family. Earlier in December, their 33-year-old nephew, Troy Osmond, was found dead. Weeks later, Jimmy Osmond suffered a stroke onstage while performing as Captain Hook in a U.K. production of Peter Pan, reported numerous news outlets.
"On the evening of Thursday December 27 after pushing through the evening’s performance of 'Peter Pan' at Birmingham Hippodrome, Jimmy Osmond was driven straight to hospital and diagnosed with a stroke. He is grateful for all the well wishes and will be taking time out in the new year," a rep for Osmond told The Daily Mail.
The 55-year-old singer and youngest member of the band "The Osmonds," reportedly finished the play at the Birmingham, U.K., Hippodrome theater before going to the hospital. He even signed autographs for fans before receiving medical attention.
When Osmond found out he would be playing Captian Hook in Peter Pan, he sent out a tweet.
He wrote, "Excited to be in a panto again and returning to this role of Captain Hook I love letting my inner baddie out, 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 at Birmingham Hippodrome has been deeply saddened to hear of Jimmy's sudden illness. Jimmy loved being a part of the Hippodrome's well-renowned panto, and his portrayal of Captain Hook was both dastardly and heartwarming. 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."
Later, his older sister Marie Osmond tweeted out requests for prayers. Osmond retweeted the Daily Mail article, adding, "Prayers for my brother Jimmy"
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