The 55-year-old has been receiving care since the incident on December 27 when he was taking on the role of Captain Hook in Birmingham Hippodrome’s Peter Pan.
Ever the showbiz professional, Jimmy insisted that the show must go on and he made it to the final curtain call.
The Sunday Mirror reports that just one day before the stroke, Jimmy discussed his 50-year legacy.
The legendary entertainer confessed: “Parts are falling off now so I’m a bit more cautious, but you know it blows my mind that I’m 55 years old and I haven’t stopped since I was three.”
When asked the secret to his longevity in the entertainment industry, Jimmy joked: “Lots of biscuits! I don’t know, I grew up doing this.”
Sources told the Sunday Mirror that Jimmy’s siblings – including Donny, 61, and Marie, 59, – have been unable to be by his side during his recovery.
Jimmy’s wife, Michelle, and daughter, Isabella Olive Renee, flew into Britain over the weekend to support him.
It’s been confirmed that Jimmy won’t be returning to the panto production and will instead be focusing on his health.
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In the interview, Jimmy also hinted at desires to use his panto experience for some more traditional thespian work.
He revealed: “I don’t know what I want to do in the future but I want to do more of it. I love plays, I hope I get asked to do them.”
After the incident, Jimmy’s older brother Donny tweeted: “Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers on behalf of my little brother, Jimmy. I love you, brother.”
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