In a HuffPost Live interview Wednesday, Donny Osmond looked back on his longtime friendship with the undisputed King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
“Back in the early ’70s it was the Jacksons and the Osmonds. It was Michael and Donny. We were kind of, like, parallel,” the 57-year-old singer told host Nancy Redd.
The two came from large families, both born as the seventh children in families of nine. Their mothers’ even share the same birthday, he added.
Osmond was quick to offer a few words of advice to Jackson.
“And I said, ‘Why don’t you do me a favor, Mike. You’re a nine-hour drive from my home in Utah. Bring your kids. No one will know you’re here. They’ll swim in the swimming pool. Have a little normalcy in your life’,” he said.
But the trip to Utah never panned out.
“And he said, ‘You know what Donny, I think I’m going to do that.’ And he never did,” Osmond said.
Watch the full HuffPost Live conversation with Donny Osmond here.