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Friday 23rd August 2019

Jimmy Osmond breaks his silence following devastating stroke

He celebrated his 56th birthday this week

Jimmy Osmond has broken his silence after suffering a stroke on stage late last year.

The iconic singer has said he is grateful to be alive after being taken ill while starring in panto in December, sharing the update on Instagram.

He said: "I am enjoying life and this long overdue break. I am so grateful for my health and for your kindness and prayers."

Jimmy celebrated his birthday this week (Credit: Instagram)

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Jimmy, who turned 56, on Tuesday added: "Thank you for all of the birthday wishes. I had a great time out with my family."

Accompanying his message was a picture of him as a boy.

Jimmy’s family rushed to be by his side after he suffered the "crippling attack" while starring as Captain Hook in Peter Pan at the Birmingham Hippodrome in the run-up to Christmas.

His older brother Donny said of the scare: "My sweet brother Jimmy has faced difficult health setbacks with his recent stroke.

"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."

His fans have expressed their relief that he appears to have turned a corner...

Donny paid tribute to this brother (Credit: Splash)

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"Glad you had a great birthday, think about you often. Take all the time you need to get better," wrote one.

"So lovely to hear this Jimmy. Thinking about you every day and praying you make a full recovery," posted another.

A third said: "Great to hear your health is improving. You are in my prayers every day."

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