Donny Osmond Shares Throwback Photo Wearing a Tool Belt and Fans Joke

Fans of Donny Osmond reacted lightheartedly to an Instagram post he made, which featured a throwback photograph of himself wearing a tool belt. 

Donny Osmond was thrown into the spotlight very early in his life, becoming a child star, and a member of the famous "Osmond Brothers" at the age of six. 

It is therfore, expected that Donny would have so many fond memories about growing up, and he decided to share one of such memories with his fans on Instagram. 

Donny Osmond at CBS Televison City on October 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Donny Osmond at CBS Televison City on October 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

The 62-year-old posted a photo of himself from years back, as a young boy, wearing a tool belt and standing behind a kitchen sink, looking back at the camera as though he wanted to react to something someone said. 

In the caption to the post, Donny implied that the picture was one of the few that showed him in his natural habitat. He wrote,

"A rare sighting of Donny in his natural habitat. [emoji] #FBF."

The picture by Donny Osmond attracted a host of reactions from many of his fans, with some finding it hilarious. One fan jokingly asked Donny, "Do you do house calls?"

Another fan said that Donny's photo was cute and that they loved the way the former teen idol was a regular guy, adding that the fact that mega fandom hasn't gotten into Donny's head made him very charming. 

Donny's dad told him that marriage would mean the end of his career, but the beginning of his personal life.

A third fan asked Donny if he could come to their house and fix her sink, adding that the photo was so adorable, while a fourth person said they loved seeing such images of Donny in a natural, relaxed way and would love to see more of them. 

Another fan wrote, "Man of many talents," adding the hashtag, Bob the Builder to drive home their point, while another fan said:

"Whatever you fixing – mine is broken. [emojis]"

Image of an Instragam comment on Donny Osmond's post | Photo: Instagram / donnyosmond

Image of an Instragam comment on Donny Osmond's post | Photo: Instagram / donnyosmond

Donny Osmond was born into a large family, he was the seventh of nine children. His parents loved music and enjoyed singing with his father, formerly an army sergeant, being a disciplinarian, and his mom, caring and nurturing. 

Donny said in a Guardian interview that his father was his mentor, and at 19, he knew he was in love with his secret girlfriend, Debbi Glenn, and wanted to marry her. His father however, had some words for him. 

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This is Debbie, my wife of almost 42 years and the absolute love of my life. We decided a long time ago that we prefer to keep our personal relationship and home out of the spotlight. However, in the next few weeks, she has given me permission to share some really exciting things she's been working on for the past year and a half. This Valentine's Day, I want to publicly express my gratitude for the irreplaceable influence Debbie continues to be in my life. She's not only the love of my life, but she's also my best friend and greatest confidant. Between raising our five sons, running the show at home, enjoying time with our grandchildren and running a business as well, I really don't know how she manages to do it all. Through the years, Debbie has often had to manage on her own while I've toured and performed on the road. That's a very heavy burden to bear, and I'm deeply grateful for a wife who is my teammate in every sense of the word. She is the glue that holds us all together. #HappyValentinesDay to my forever #Valentine, Debbie. I love you with all my heart. ❤️

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Donny's dad told him that marriage would mean the end of his career, but the beginning of his personal life, something the singer said he discovered to be right after he married Debbie, who he tagged as an amazing person. 

Walt Disney discovered "The Osmonds" previously composed of Donny's older brothers, Wayne, Alan, Merrill, and Jay in California. Donny later joined them to complete the quintet.

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This same week in 1972 our family took our first tour to England. After arriving to an incredibly warm and exuberant welcome at #Heathrow, we stayed at the Churchill Hotel in #London. The Jackson family happened to be staying at the same hotel too. We played football with the Jackson boys in the hotel’s halls... and even broke some chandeliers in the process. 😬 At night when it grew dark outside, #michaeljackson and I would tease our fans while they were chanting our names on the street below. Michael would turn on and off his room light, and the fans would scream, "Michael!" Then I would do the same, and they would scream, "Donny!" Mike and I laughed about that for years. As luck would have it, a speaking engagement took me back to #England this week. I couldn’t help but think of our first tour to the #UK and my priceless memories of that visit. Over the last few days, some of you have shared memories of that tour with me in person. I love hearing your stories. If you were in the UK during that tour, please share more of your memories in comments below. #WBW #TheOsmonds #uktour

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The brothers performed at many shows, including the "Andy Williams Show," where they played for nine years. Their career continued to rise, with the brothers touring several places in the world, performing their hit tunes. 

The only female Osmond sibling, Marie, soon joined the brothers, and later on, she and Donny began performing duets. They also had their own television show, "Donny and Marie."

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After 11 years and 1,730 shows, we just concluded the final performance of our #DonnyandMarie Las Vegas residency. 🕺🏻💃🏻⁣ ⁣ I want to express my deepest thanks to everyone who came to see the show during our 11-year run here in Vegas. You've traveled from all over the world to see us perform. We feel and sincerely appreciate your loyal support. ⁣ ⁣ Our show and our Vegas residency here at @flamingovegas would not have been possible without our phenomenal crew, stage manager, video director, band, dancers, wardrobe and makeup teams, maitre d's, ushers and staff at @flamingovegas. Your warmth, energy and skill are irreplaceable. I'll miss all of you.⁣ ⁣ I owe the biggest thank you of all to my dear sister who worked so hard, side-by-side with me all of these years. ⁣ ⁣ 🎶"May tomorrow be a perfect day, ⁣ May you find love and laughter along the way. ⁣ May God keep you in his tender care, 'till he brings us together again.⁣ Goodnight everybody!"🎶

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Donny later faced difficulties in his career and took a break at some point, but he revived it and has gone on to release more hit songs and collections, as well as host several television shows. 

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