Jimmy Osmond Unlikely To Ever Return To Stage After Suffering Stroke, Says Brother

Jimmy Osmond is unlikely to ever return to the stage after suffering a stroke last year.

The singer was taken ill after performing in a pantomime in Birmingham last December.

Jimmy’s brother Merrill Osmond has now shared an update on his health, revealing that a stage comeback is doubtful.

(Photo: PA Media:Entertainment)
(Photo: PA Media:Entertainment)

Merrill told the Press Association: “I think they are off the cards. I think they are off, brother.

“We used to be called the Osmond Brothers. Now it’s down to Brother Osmond.

“It’s gone. The amount of health issues along (the way), it’s taken everyone pretty well down, except for Donny, Marie and myself.”

He added that his brother was still refusing to see anyone but family at home in the US.

“He definitely needed space - and he still does. He doesn’t want to meet with anybody,” Merrill said.

“The rest of the time it is basically family, and all the space he needs to get better.

“We’ve tried to stay around the details of it because he has asked us to not to get into details.

“But it’s a big enough disaster that he just needs to have his life and live it the way he wants.”

Merrill Osmond has shared an update on his brother's health (Photo: Shirlaine Forrest via Getty Images)
Merrill Osmond has shared an update on his brother's health (Photo: Shirlaine Forrest via Getty Images)

Jimmy, 56, first found fame in the 1970s, as the youngest member of his family’s group, The Osmonds.

He’s also had a successful TV career here in the UK after winning more fans with a stint on I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! in 2005, when he narrowly missed out on a place in the final.

Jimmy had been performing as Captain Hook in Birmingham Hippodrome’s production of Peter Pan last Christmas when he began to feel unwell.

After pushing through the evening’s performance, he was taken to hospital where it was confirmed he had suffered a stroke.


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