About David Osmond:
David Osmond was diagnosed with MS several years ago and is the son of Alan Osmond, the founder of the famed troupe of singing borthers. Ironically, Alan Osmond has also battled the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis for the past 20 years.
In January 2009, Osmond, an already accomplished singer, musician and actor, auditioned on American Idol, one of the most popoular shows on American television. At age 18, he first started to reach fame when he became understudy for his uncle, Donny Osmond, in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The younger Osmond actually took over the role on several occasions when the elder Osmond was stricken with laryngitis. As a youth, Osmond was lead singer of a family group, The Osmond Second Generation. Three singles hit the Top 40 Hit Charts in the U.K., and the group played to sold-out stadiums and arnea in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
In 2005, after graduating from college, Osmond's health began to deteriorate. He found himself unable to walk and consequently in a wheelchair for the better part of a year. He was intially diagnosed with West Nile Virus and a year later, also diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. As a result of his illness, his breathing became so labored he could no longer sing and playing a guitar was out of the question. Fortunately, over time and with treatment, Osmond now 30, regained function and has been able to pursue his music career.
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