Jimmy Osmond rushed to hospital due to a stroke after a panto performance

31 December 2018, 22:51

Jimmy Osmond
Jimmy Osmond. Picture: Getty

By Tom Eames

The veteran singer is being treated after he came off stage following a pantomime show on Thursday (December 27).

Jimmy Osmond was playing Captain Hook in Peter Pan at the Birmingham Hippodrome at the time.

His spokesperson said the 55-year-old was taken to hospital after "pushing through" the evening's performance. However, there are currently no further details about his condition.

Jimmy is part of the iconic Osmond family, and had chart hits including 1972's Christmas number one 'Long Haired Lover From Liverpool', which made him the youngest ever singer to top the charts at just nine years old.

Jimmy Osmond
Jimmy Osmond in the early 1970s. Picture: Getty

His spokesperson said: "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.

"He is grateful for all the well wishes and will be taking time out in the new year."

Singer Darren Day will replace him as Captain Hook in the pantomime.