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The Osmond family call for prayers after Tom Osmond undergoes quadruple bypass surgery

The Osmond family hinted how uncertain they were at the moment after they announced that Tom Osmond was undergoing a bypass surgery.
UPDATED MAR 12, 2020
(Source:Getty Images)
(Source:Getty Images)

The Osmond family came together to shed light on Tom Osmond's health crisis. Tom, 70, is the second oldest of the nine Osmond family brothers and sisters. In an Instagram post, Donny Osmond requested fans to send their thoughts and prayers after he revealed that his "sweet brother" underwent quadruple bypass surgery. The post revealed that Tom was 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," he wrote. 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,” he captioned a childhood photo of them both. 

Donny hinted on how uncertain the situation was at the moment. “We don’t know what the future holds for Tom, but it’s in the Lord’s hands now,” Donny continued. “The whole Osmond family would appreciate your thoughts and prayers on behalf of my sweet brother.” Marie Osmond also acknowledged her brothers' condition in an Instagram post. Remembering him she said that her brother " is so full of life and love!"

"I’ve always seen his enthusiasm through his Christ-like [heart]. He just has a way of warming hearts with his big smile and tender hugs. He has such great love for all people, including strangers. He is so tender that at times, I swear, it even breaks when he sees others struggling. I love him for that! 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!” she wrote. 

Tom has occasionally performed with his siblings on the family’s 1970s and 1980s TV specials. Tom is a proud father of five children with his first wife, Lyn Heslop. He now lives with his wife, Carolyn, whom he wed in 1989 and they are parents to four kids. Other Osmond relatives also took to social media to share their well-wishes for Tom. David Osmond shared Marie's post and wrote, "Beautiful words by my aunt @marieosmond. Our family is fervently praying for my Uncle Tom Osmond. Also for his sweet wife and all my cousins. Love you, Tom!!"

After hearing the news people were quick to send their thoughts and prayers towards the family and Tom. "The Osmond Family Requests Prayers as Brother Tom Fights for His Life After Quadruple Bypass Surgery. I wish Tom Osmond a speedy recovery God is with you Tom by your side holding you caring for you. My prayers are for you and your wonderful family," wrote one user. 

While another added, "I ’m so sorry Tom is feeling ill at the moment. I didn’t see the beginning of this. Heavenly Father, please guide your loving and healing hand over Tom Osmond. Tom continues to be a faithful servant to You these many years later. Amen."