A member of the Osmond family is on life-support after triple bypass surgery and the clan is asking fans for their prayers during this difficult time for the superstar singing clan.
Donny Osmond took to Instagram to honor his “sweet brother” Tom Osmond with a post where the singing superstar revealed the second-eldest Osmond brother is fighting for his life.
“As you may know, my brother Tom underwent quadruple bypass surgery on Saturday. He is on life support right now and fighting to hang on. It’s been an emotional and challenging few days for all of us, so I hope you’ll understand the radio silence from my end,” Donny captioned an Instagram photo of the twosome.
“We don’t know what the future holds for Tom, but it’s in the Lord’s hands now,” Donny explained. “The whole Osmond family would appreciate your thoughts and prayers on behalf of my sweet brother.”
Marie Osmond also honored her brother with an Instagram post on Sunday. She noted that her brother was “full of life and love!”
She explained, “Maybe because he was born deaf and through some of the heartbreaking challenges of his life, they have given him great compassion and personal understanding to know how to comfort others!”
Tom Osmond, who like his eldest brother Virl is hearing impaired, performed occasionally with his siblings on the family’s 1970s and 1980s TV specials.
The Osmond family as a musical group was conceived in part to support Tom and Virl in purchasing hearing aids. Both Tom and Virl were the inspiration for the Children’s Miracle Network founded by the clan’s mother, the late Olive Osmond.
The organization, founded in 1983 with actor John Schneider, Mick Shannon, and Joe Lake, is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. The CMN is a non-profit organization that raises funds for children’s hospitals, medical research, and community awareness of children’s health issues
Tom and Virl were also the first deaf missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He married Lyn Heslop in 1972 and the couple had five children. They divorced in 1989 and Tom wed Carolyn that same year. The couple has four children, two that Tom adopted from Carolyn’s previous relationship.
Donny and Marie Osmond recently celebrated their 10-year anniversary as performers on the Las Vegas strip. The twosome opened on the Strip in September 2008 for what was supposed to be a six-week engagement. Since then, the pair has performed more than 1,400 times on the Vegas stage.