Jimmy Osmond, former star of musical group The Osmonds, was taken to a hospital after suffering a stroke during a performance of Peter Pan at the Birmingham Hippodrome.
The 55-year-old Osmond was performing a pantomime of Peter Pan villain Captain Hook when he was stricken. According to a statement released by his spokesperson to media outlets, “On the evening of Thursday 27 December, 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.”
His condition is not known, but he was reported to be signing autographs for fans before going to the hospital. He will not be returning to work in the show, which ends its run on January 27, with Osmond’s understudy Luke Redford and Darren Day taking over the role.
“He is grateful for all the well wishes and will be taking time out in the new year,” his spokesperson said.
Osmond began his career at the age of 3 as a member of sibling singing group The Osmonds. He also starred in several stage musicals and appeared on reality TV shows such as I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! in 2005 and Celebrity Masterchef in 2016.