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Jimmy Osmond suffers stroke while performing in England

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Jimmy Osmond suffers stroke while performing as Captain Hook in the play Peter Pan in England. (Photo: JimmyOsmond.com))

Jimmy Osmond, the youngest member of sibling musical group The Osmonds was rushed to a hospital after suffering a stroke while performing in a play in England, the Birmingham Hippodrome said in an online statement.

“On the evening of Thursday December 27th 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." a spokesperson for Jimmy Osmond confirmed to the Birmingham Hippodrome, the venue of the play. "He is grateful for all the well wishes and will be taking time out in the new year.”

Osmond was playing the role of Captain Hook in the play Peter Pan.

He will be replaced in the play by Darren Day, a theater, recording and television star.

People are wishing Osmond well on his Facebook page.

Jimmy Osmond has been an active musician since 1967.

As a solo artist, Osmond has generated six gold records, one platinum record and two gold albums.

“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. "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.”