Osmond is well-known to Brits. In 1972 he became the youngest person ever, at age 9 to reach number No. 1 on the British singles chart with the song "Long-Haired Lover from Liverpool."
“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,” Allan said.
Osmond has had health troubles before. In 2004, the film and television star had a stroke and told Parade magazine that it was "actually a transient ischemic attack that occurred due to a hole in my heart [a patent foramen ovale or PFO that doesn't close as it should after birth]," according to People magazine.
Osmond has starred in a number of musical theater shows over his career, including “Boogie Nights,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “Aladdin.”