The 5-minute Interview: Jimmy Osmond, Musician

'I'd dress up and overeat just to be like Elvis Presley'


Jimmy Osmond achieved global fame as the youngest member of the US pop group The Osmonds. Now 45, his career includes a recent appearance on 'I'm a Celebrity ...Get Me Out of Here!'. The Osmonds' 'Live at Vegas' DVD is available now.

If I weren't talking to you right now I'd be...

I'd probably be calling the record label to check the sales of my new DVD.

A phrase I use far too often ...

"And then I woke up and I was a fish". I know it sounds kind of crazy but when somebody says something, it gives me a second to work out how to respond.

I wish people would take more notice of ...

The positive side of things. We're all so caught up in racing through life that we rarely sit back and appreciate it.

The most surprising thing to happen to me was ...

Working with Elvis Presley. I would dress up and overeat to be like him, which once led to me being sick over an audience member while Elvis watched from the sound room.

A common misconception of me is ...

That I'm still eight years old. Being pigeonholed used to bug me but now I can look back and smile.

I am not a politician but ...

I'd just be honest. I knew George Bush before he became President and he was a nice guy but the whole system is corrupt.

I'm good at...

Striving to get the best deal for all parties in every situation I'm involved in.

I'm very bad at...

I'm a bit naughty in the eating department.

The ideal night out is ...

At the movies with my family.

In moments of weakness I...

Turn to God. My parents didn't throw religion down my throat but I took on those values myself.

You know me as a musician but in a truer life I'd have been...

A doctor, although all my medical friends are really worn down by the job.

In a nutshell, my philosophy is this:

Be kind, because you never know whose life you can bless and whose life will bless your own. I don't believe in burning bridges.

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