Donny Osmond has admitted that he felt “so lonely” as a teenage superstar.
The iconic singer, now 63, has pondered his rise to fame, admitting that despite early success and popularity, he never wants to turn 19 again when he returned to empty hotel rooms after shows.
He told Closer magazine in the US, “I was just so lonely.
“You go back to the early 1970s and you have literally thousands of girls screaming at these concerts screaming your name, but then you come back to a very quiet hotel or the bus.
“I learned what loneliness is in life.”
That changed for him, however, when he married his wife Debra in 1978 and hailed his partner as his “cure” while pondering the “romantic” moments they still share.
He added: “She was my salvation. My confidante and friend.
“Last night we talked in the garden, weeded weeds and watered plants. In his way, it was a very romantic evening.”
Donny – who revealed that Debra also inspired songs on his upcoming 65th album, “Start Again”, will be released on March 31st.
He said, “This business can eat you up, so I’m trying to live as normally as possible.
“I had so much to do yesterday, but the kids all swam in the pool. I said no, work can wait.”
His Vegas run comes over two years after he and his sister Marie Osmond finished their “Donny and Marie Show” at the Flamingo Hotel in Sin City.
When asked why they made the decision, Donny said at the time: “Why? Why not? There are so many projects that we want to do individually.
“She has her career, I have my career … Little did we know it was going to take 11 years. We started with a six-week contract and here we are 11 years later.”