Donny Osmond reveals he was almost paralyzed after surgery: 'I couldn't feel my arms'

Karu F. Daniels, New York Daily News on

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Osmond said he could only walk for a time with the use of a walking frame and admitted he feared he was permanently paralyzed.

“Oh sure, absolutely. It absolutely crossed my mind. But I just didn’t take no for an answer,” the father of five explained.

After a year of rehabilitation, he managed to not only walk – but dance again.

In 2019, Osmond appeared as the Peacock on the first season of “The Masked Singer.”

Now the former “Pyramid” host is headlining his own solo Sin City residency, a 90-minute revue that kicked off last week.


Osmond credited his devout Mormon “faith, a lot of hard work and positive thinking” with his recovery.

The “Puppy Love” crooner’s wife of 43 years, Debbie, was invaluable with her unwavering support.

“She knows exactly the sort of determination that I have and she knew I would be fine,” he said.

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