Singer and entertainer Donny Osmond has updated fans on the health of his beloved brother on Instagram, in a sweet post to honor his sibling's birthday. Jimmy Osmond, the youngest of the family of performers, suffered a stroke in January of this year.
Donny Osmond, who is closing out a Las Vegas Residency after 11 years performing alongside his sister Marie Osmond, posted an adorable throwback photo of himself and Jimmy, with a touching caption where he revealed the status of his brother's health three months after his scare.
Osmond said that his brother was always an "inspiration" to him as he discussed his health setbacks. He explained that although his younger sibling's recovery has been "difficult," he maintains a sunny outlook towards the future. He closed out his post with a wish for a happy birthday for his youngest brother.
The Osmond family, whose members include Virgil, Tom, Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay, Donny, Marie, and Jimmy, have been a performing juggernaut for over 50 years.
The family first burst onto television screens as a barbershop quartet in the early 1960s as regular performers on The Andy Williams Show. The first incarnation of the group included Alan, Wayne, Merrill, and Jay. Donny joined the group at the age of five and performed with the Osmond brothers for years throughout the 1970s until he and his sister Marie, already a seasoned performer in the country music field, paired up for a successful variety show which at its peak boasted 14 million viewers each week.