SALT LAKE CITY — Donny Osmond recently opened up about his brother Jimmy Osmond’s health struggles.
- “As many of you may know, my sweet brother Jimmy has faced difficult health setbacks this year with his recent stroke,” Donny Osmond wrote. “He has always been a source of inspiration to me. But now more than ever, it's humbling and inspiring to watch Jimmy face a difficult road of #recovery with optimism, hope, dedication and resilience. I'm so happy with his progress. Your thoughts and prayers are really working miracles.”
In a recent series, the Deseret News spoke with Jimmy Osmond, who was performing in Birmingham, England, at the time of his stroke. He said he considers himself an outlier of the Osmond family.
- “I was always the independent one,” Jimmy Osmond said. “By the time I came along I don’t know if my parents were worn down or what it was, but they never told me no. It was just the opposite; they empowered me to believe I could do anything I set my sights on. I didn’t know any better, and that ignorance was so great because I was never afraid to do anything.”