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The Osmond Family Requests Prayers as Brother Tom Fights for His Life After Quadruple Bypass Surgery

People logo People 7/10/2018 Emily Davies
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The Osmond family are banding together to shed light on their brother’s health crisis.

Donny Osmond is requesting thoughts and prayers three days after his “sweet brother” Tom Osmond, 70, underwent quadruple bypass surgery. The touching Instagram, posted Tuesday afternoon, reveals that 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 a childhood photo of the two.

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. We don't know what the future holds for Tom, but it's in the Lord's hands now. The whole Osmond family would appreciate your thoughts and prayers on behalf of my sweet brother.

A post shared by Donny Osmond (@donnyosmond) on Jul 10, 2018 at 9:06am PDT

“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 honored her brother with an Instagram post on Sunday, as Tom fought on life support.

“Tom is so full of life and love!” she wrote. “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. His ??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!”

Despite his physical challenges, my second eldest brother always strives to remain upbeat. This passage describes him best: “Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.” ???? Tom is so full of life and love! I’ve always seen his enthusiasm through his Christ-like ???? and he definitely shines L??VE trough his eye’s. ???? He just has a way of warming hearts with his big smile and tender hugs. ???? But this weekend, love and prayers go out to Tom, his wife Carolyn, their children and grandchildren, as he struggles on life-support from a quadruple bypass surgery. ???????? He has such great love for all people, including strangers. His ?? 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! I am saddened though about my dear brother’s condition. Please join us in ???? See more on my Facebook and MarieOsmond.com/SundayMessage I love you with with all my ???? my sweet brother Tom! You are so cherished and loved!!! ???? ?? ???? ???????????? Have a blessed and #Happy #Sunday! ???? #HisDay #BecauseOfHim #HeLives #resurrection #brokenheartandcontritespirit #PrayersForTomOsmond #hesmybrother

A post shared by Marie Osmond (@marieosmond) on Jul 8, 2018 at 7:32am PDT

Tom, who like his eldest brother Virl is hearing impaired, performed occasionally with his siblings on the family’s 1970s and 1980s TV specials.

Tom now lives with his wife, Carolyn, 57, whom he wed in 1989. Together, the two have four children — two of whom Tom adopted from Carolyn’s previous relationship. Tom also fathered five children with his first wife, Lyn Heslop. He is now a proud grandfather.

Other Osmond relatives have been sharing well-wishes for Tom on social media.

“Our family is fervently praying for my Uncle Tom Osmond,” tweeted David Osmond, Alan Osmond’s son. “Also for his sweet wife and all my cousins. Love you Tom!!”

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