Jimmy Osmond stroke on stage in pantomine (Details)

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Jimmy Osmond stroke on stage in pantomine (Details).

Jimmy Osmond suffered a stroke whilst starring as Captain Hook in a pantomime – but managed to finish the show.

The 55-year-old entertainer was rushed to hospital after appearing in Peter Pan at the Birmingham Hippodrome on Thursday.

A spokesperson said he had completed the performance and signed autographs for fans before being taken for treatment.

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Osmond is now taking time out to recover and will not return to the production, the spokesperson said.

A statement published on the venue’s website said: “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.”

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The part is being covered by Osmond’s understudy Luke Redford and Darren Day will take over from later this week.

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.

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“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.”

Osmondis the youngest member of the sibling musical group the Osmonds.

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