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Celebrities with Multiple Sclerosis

Written by Monica Gullon and Medically Reviewed by Scott Pearlman, M.D.

7. David Osmond

With Donny and Marie Osmond as his aunt and uncle, David Osmond couldn’t help but turn out to be a talented performer. The son of Alan Osmond (older brother to Donnie and Marie), David got his start as part of the Osmonds 2nd Genereration. But he was forced to put his career on hold due to a bout with West Nile Virus—which doctors think triggered Multiple Sclerosis. Now feeling better, David has dedicated himself to raising awareness of the disease. He recently competed on American Idol, which allowed him to expose millions of fans to MS. "People ask me all the time, 'How you doing?' and I tell them, 'It's the best day of my life, because I'm still here, on this planet, still breathing.'"