Donny Osmond opens up about his anxiety: How his wife helped him overcome “the dark years” of his career

We will never grow tired of listening to Donny Osmond.

The legendary performer has spent almost his entire life in show business, releasing hundreds of songs and playing some of the biggest venues.

We all know that living a life in the spotlight can be pretty dangerous for some people, as money and fame have consequences. For some, that leads to a very destructive life and no real opportunity to be themselves. But for Donny Osmond, that has not been the case.

For more than 45 years, Donny has been married to his beloved wife, Debbie. The two actually met already when they were teenagers, but in the beginning, she wasn’t in love with him – in fact, she was more interested in Donny’s brother! Debbie has been the most crucial person in Donny’s life. At one point, the famous singer revealed she practically saved his life.

Donny Osmond hadn’t even turned six before he was a professional entertainer. Born in Ogden, Utah, on December 9, 1957, right away, he and his older siblings rose to fame as the Osmond Brothers. They became a regular act on The Andy Williams Show – and the family decided to move to Los Angeles to give the children the best chance of becoming stars.

Danny Osmond – early life
In the ’70s, Donny Osmond was beyond groovy. He had begun his career singing alongside his older brothers when he was five. A decade later, Osmond had a successful solo career. He was also a fully-fledged teen idol, with his photos plastering the walls of his young fans.

Donny Osmond has lived pretty much his entire life in the spotlight. Becoming a child star was, of course, the dream of many children worldwide. However, it also came at a price.He explained that, as you try to keep grasping at early success and don’t realize you have to “recreate yourself,” it’s tough. Moreover, Osmond explained that the hype suddenly becomes a reality, and the yes-saying people can create a reality around you that isn’t necessarily true.

In Donny’s case, however, his family became a haven for him to be “just Donny.”

His religion was also crucial.

“Thank goodness I had a great family growing up, a great foundation. But I will say my faith, my parents, my family, all that stuff is very, very important. And I’ll say that until the day I die. But I think the most important ingredient to survive is self-determination, not to fall into that trap,” Donny Osmond told CNN.

He continued, “You’re an island no matter what you do. I think it’s very dangerous to use popularity as your identity in life. So you have to really know who you are inside, the core person, and follow what is true rather than follow what is hype.”

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