BIRMINGHAM, England (ABC4 News) – Entertainer Jimmy Osmond of the famous Osmond family suffered a stroke during a performance in England.
Osmond, 55, was performing as Captain Hook in a production of Peter Pan at the Birmingham Hippodrome.
He managed to finish the musical before being driven to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a stroke, according to a statement on the venue’s website.
Birmingham Hippodrome’s Artistic Director and Chief Executive, Fiona Allan said:
“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.”