The American singer fell ill on stage but still continued his performance and signed autographs for fans before being rushed to hospital where he was diagnosed with a stroke. Jimmy Osmond, 55, who was starring as Captain Hook in Peter Pan at the Birmingham Hippodrome has since pulled out of the show. A source close to Jimmy told the MailOnline the star is now feeling “comfortable". The source told the publication: “He has received the care he needs and is looking forward to a few months of self care.”
A spokesman for Jimmy told ITV: “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.
“He is grateful for all the well wishes and will be taking time out in the new year.”
At the time of the incident, the Birmingham Hippodrome confirmed via their Twitter account Jimmy would not be appearing in Monday’s New Years Eve performance.
They wrote: "Sometimes with live performance, unavoidable changes to the advertised casting may occur due to circumstances beyond our control.
“We apologise for any disappointment.”
Jimmy Osmond ‘looking forward to self care' following stroke (Image: WENN/GETTY)
Jimmy Osmond: Jimmy suffered a stroke during his pantomime performance