Donny Osmond, who recently his back at being branded a “has been”, has ruled out a reunion with his brothers onstage amid ongoing rumours of a family feud.
The singing siblings, who found fame as child stars, thrilled fans by embarking on a tour of Europe in 2007 and into the following year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their careers.
However, Donny has left fans disappointed by saying the group won’t be getting back together.
During a recent chat on the Just Trish podcast, the 65-year-old singer said he would be “incorporating AI” into his upcoming shows, which kick off next year. Asked if he’d bring his actual brothers on stage, he joked: “That’s the end of this conversation.”
When host Trisha Paytas pushed on asking: “Would you ever do a reunion tour?” He replied: “I don’t think so. Everyone’s retired.”
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As for his own retirement plans he said: “I don’t know what that word means. I’ve gotta do three more albums then I’ll beat Elvis’s record – he’s got 68 I have 65.”
Back in 2012 Donny also addressed reunion plans. When asked on The One Show if The Osmonds would reform, he declared, “No, no” and added: “A lot of them can’t perform anymore. The 2008 tour that we did here – that was the final tour.
“We’re not like Cher, we don’t announce our final tour every year. That was the last one where everybody’s going to perform on stage.”
His most recent declaration comes after rumours of a family fallout with sister Marie. The pair had famously formed a duo and performed together for years after he and his famous siblings, Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay and Jimmy, disbanded.
But he and Marie had not performed publicly together since their 11-year Las Vegas residency ended in 2019. They had a staggering 1,730 shows together at Flamingo Las Vegas during that period.
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The parting of ways led to reports that the two had been at odds, but last year they dispelled the rumours by reuniting at Donny’s solo show in Las Vegas where Marie joined him onstage.
Donny had tweeted a photo of himself hugging younger sister Marie after they performed their hit I’m A Little Bit Country, I’m A Little Bit Rock ‘N’ Roll.
He told his followers: “TOGETHER AGAIN! Words cannot express how great it was to see my sweet sister at my show on Saturday night at Harrah’s Las Vegas.”
A representative previously denied the feud to Radar Online and, according to the publication, their sibling Jimmy said in 2018: “We used to be in each other’s lives so much, but now everybody’s got their own families, we don’t get together anymore like we used to.
“We’re a normal family. We do have issues.”
The Osmond family were household names in the 1960s and 1970s as a singing group with hits like Love Me For A Reason and Crazy Horses. They then got into TV and Donny & Marie became one of the most popular variety shows of the 1970s.
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