Marie Osmond breaks down on Las Vegas stage – video

Marie Osmond returned to the Las Vegas stage with her brother Donny on Tuesday night, and dedicated the show to her late son, Michael Blosil. During the emotional performance, Marie received cheers and applause from the obviously moved audience when she said “The way Osmonds survive is we keep singing, and that’s what we want to do tonight. And that’s what my son would want. He was so full of love and laughter and this show is for him.” At the end of the night, Marie had to pause to keep from bursting into tears after Donny sang “May God keep you in his tender care,” and he said, “You don’t have to sing it, that’s okay,” but Marie finally sang in a broken, tear-filled voice, “Till he brings us together again.” Watch the video below:  

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  1. Zartelle • March 11, 2010 @ 11:13 AM

    Well done Marie and Donnie.. well done.. bless you

  2. Elaine Wilkinson • March 11, 2010 @ 11:30 AM

    That takes a lot of strength and courage. Marie is one special lady. May God continue to hold her up and keep her in His loving care.

  3. ellen • March 11, 2010 @ 11:45 AM

    What a wonderful woman, she is always giving she was and still is a great mom. I hope Michael finds peace in his next life. God Bless Marie and keep her family strong.

  4. Anne • March 11, 2010 @ 11:46 AM

    My heart goes out to Marie, It’s not easy to lose your chile and I have to give her credit for going back on stage as son as she did. I t goes to show what a true professional she is. God Bless you Marie

  5. Anne • March 11, 2010 @ 11:48 AM

    My heart goes out to Marie, It’s not easy to lose your child, I have to give her credit for going back on stage as soon as she did. It goes to show what a true professional she is. God Bless you Marie

  6. Louise M. • March 11, 2010 @ 1:14 PM

    Marie, my prayers are there for you and your family. Please stay strong. God Bless You.

  7. TERESA WEIR • March 11, 2010 @ 1:31 PM


  8. cheri • March 11, 2010 @ 3:05 PM

    marie, i have been a big fan for many years. you are an amazing have grace, and courage. you are an inspiration to all. may the angels continue staying by your side.

  9. Lina • March 11, 2010 @ 4:42 PM


    I am from Canada and I cannot tell you how sorry I am to hear of the tragic loss Marie has gone thru.

    I have been a fan of hers for years, God bless you and Keep you strong.

    I hope that Michael now has peace.

  10. Sacailin • March 11, 2010 @ 4:50 PM

    Losing a child is the hardest loss of all.I pray that God will keep you in the palm of his hand and help you through this very difficult time. You are a great mom Marie.

  11. P J WALKER • March 11, 2010 @ 5:13 PM

    My thoughts and heart are with Marie and family. I can relate to what Marie said about a couple of things – I too have lost a son (at 23) and from my own experience of having my heart ripped out and in my own words – “we survive by doing whatever it takes to get through every day and if we are lucky enough to have a job it is a diversion and allows us to be able to put one foot in front of the other by going there on those days that we are able to” – and “our children would never want us to continue to be in such pain so we must do everything possible to stop from falling into that big black hole”
    – believe me it is hard work and I still have my tough days nearly 11 years later – may they find comfort in family and friends – hugs and my deepest sympathy to Marie

  12. Ken • March 11, 2010 @ 5:44 PM

    She didn’t exactly “break down”. She quite naturally got a choked up but she’s obviously a strong person. I’m sure her faith and her family are helping her stay strong and cope with this personal tragedy. We should all be so lucky to have that kind of love and support.

  13. Lorraine Matson • March 11, 2010 @ 5:48 PM

    God bless you, Marie! We were fortunate enought to see the Donny and Marie Show when we were in Las Vegas last year. It was a great show, and we may go back again this may when we go to Las Vegas for our annual May trip. Our prayers are with you, Marie, and thank you, Donny, for being there for your siste.

  14. Susanne • March 11, 2010 @ 6:00 PM

    My deepest sympathy goes out to Marie and her family.
    I am soo sorry to hear of your loss, to loose a child is the hardest ever, I know beacuse I lost my son at only one day old. May the good Lord draw you close to him and give you comfort. I am a born again Christian and I have the assurance of knowing that when I die I will go to heaven and see my son again. Everyone can have this assurance when we accept Jesus in our heart.

  15. Deborah Guydos • March 11, 2010 @ 6:26 PM

    Marie, you are the best mom; my heart breaks for you…this must be one of the hardest things you to go through, I can’t imagine…and thanks Donny, for being beside her in her time of need.

  16. Sandy Pederson • March 11, 2010 @ 7:41 PM

    God Bless you Marie! I have always been a fan and
    especially loved you when you were on Dancing With the
    Stars. We got to see Danny & Yourself in Las Vegas
    last fall and thoroughly enjoyed your show. It was
    super. Wished I could give you a Great Big Hug!
    Hang in there kiddo!!!!

    Sandy P. from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

  17. Lynne Thorne • March 11, 2010 @ 7:41 PM

    What a truly remarkable woman! I hope her and her entire family can feel the love that is being poured out to all of them from around the world. As anyone who has suffered a loss of a child or close family member knows….it’s not the days immediately following that are the hardest (although they are hard), it’s the days, months, and even years following when everyone goes back to their lives and the survivors are expected to go back to theirs. Only problem is that there is no more “normal” to get back to. I hope that her faith and family will continue to be their support in the days, months and years to come without Michael.

  18. christy • March 11, 2010 @ 7:50 PM

    since sorrow is what you claim to be experiencing, then you may find some solace in quiet expression, rather than a well funded and rehearsed demonstration of ‘grief”.
    somehow the Canadian in me sees a questionable performance.

    My heart goes out to the many children left behind.

  19. patricia Lafleur • March 11, 2010 @ 9:38 PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have followed you and Donnie since I was a teenager..

    Now you have children . A son named Michael like I do ..I can’t ever imagine ever loosing him..

    Stay strong and like most mother’s and people question themselves.. What could I do to not have made this happen.. You couldn’t it was his choice.. We can’t answer for them just except there choice . Even if we know it was the way of handling the situation..

    Again my sympathy from Canada.. I know I am not family somehow I have known you so long feel I am .. I truly care and stay strong so very strong Marie..

    .We have had a couple of family members that have recently gone through the same experience.. My heart goes out to you and your family..

    Take care

  20. Ursula Jaronski • March 11, 2010 @ 10:12 PM

    Hang tough Marie, you are strong and you are going to get through this. God loves you and your family, I have been a fan of yours for quite some time now. Take it easy and keep on what you do best, and that is entertaining the whole world with your beautiful family. So sorry to hear about your loss. I wish you peace and happiness always. Take good care of yourself. Luv, Ursula in Canada

  21. Margaret • March 11, 2010 @ 10:42 PM

    Marie, you have such a strong faith and family support system. It is wonderful to see. Your son is being guided by your mother and father now. Your family can help guide you. I loved meeting you and Donny a year and 1/2 ago after your show. You are truly “real” people.
    I am reading your book “Might As Well Laugh About It Now”. Maybe you should read it again as it very relevant to your life today too. I am really enjoying it. Thank-you for sharing your life with us.

  22. Pat Scott • March 12, 2010 @ 12:33 AM

    Marie is not only a great performer but also a great Mom.. the pain she is going through must be tremendous.. my thoughts and prayers are with her and her family at this very sad time <3 <3

  23. Steph • March 12, 2010 @ 12:37 AM

    Marie, my sympathy goes out to you and your family during your time of loss. I admire your strength and courage

    I am not a Mormon, however, I have always admired thesense of “family” being everything and a great support system. You can tell there is a lot of love between them. I grew up watching Donny and Marie and have always loved them.

    Bless you and your family.

  24. Susie • March 12, 2010 @ 1:30 AM

    I, like so many others around the world, feel sincere sympathy at the tremendous loss the Osmond family has recently experienced and now will always have to contend with. I have no idea what it is like to lose a child. I am grateful for this. Even the briefest consideration of it is heartwrenching. I am incredibly impressed with the strength, faith, family solidarity and professionalism that Marie is exhibiting! Please stay strong Osmonds. Our hearts are with you.

    I am simply appalled at Christy’s comments. While sharing her thoughtless comments she seems to have forgotten that someone (who cares if her career is of a highly public profile and her show is financially successful-is any of that relevant to any degree when people lose loved ones??) is experiencing the tragic loss of a family member. I think the comments expressed were heartless and cruel. I am honestly embarassed that she identified as being Canadian. There is nothing ‘Canadian’ about belittling someone in the depths of their grief. I consider you a very ill individual and I feel more sorry for you than I do Marie Osmond. Do everyone a favour and think twice before you spread your nastiness.

  25. P J WALKER • March 12, 2010 @ 3:32 AM

    I too am saddened and disappointed with Christie’s uncalled for and thoughless comments. My dear Christie unless you have walked a mile in someone’s shoes that have lost a child please do refrain from speaking out on something that you know nothing about – you obviously do not have a clue what we as parents who have lost a child go through each and every day of our lives and as mean spirited as your words are you really should learn to have some thought process before you speak. I sincerely hope that for your sake that you never have to go through the heartbreaking experience of losing a child in your lifetime.

  26. Gord • March 12, 2010 @ 4:40 AM

    I would like to add my voice to those who say Christie does not speak for Canadians at all. She is totally clueless in the social graces and I hope she has learned a lesson here. She offers condolences to the “to the many children left behind.” What about the boy’s mother? Father? Grandparents,uncles and everyone else above the age of 10? The family has suffered a loss of unimaginable depth to the average person and they should all be kept in our hearts & prayers.

  27. Diane • March 12, 2010 @ 1:53 PM

    I’ve been a fan of the Osmonds since the 70’s when I was 10 yrs old watching the Donny & Marie show. My heart goes out to the Osmond family and all their loved ones, it’s hard to carry on after losing a loved one, I can only imagine the pain you’re all going through losing someone so young in such a tragic way – God bless you all.

    For the record I am also Canadian. I agree with the other Canadians here – Christie doesn’t speak for all of us – as a matter of fact she seems to be standing alone with her opinion here.

  28. gypsy • March 12, 2010 @ 4:06 PM

    IF her son was, as she states full of love and laughter,why did he leave a note stating that he NEVER felt like he fit in, then take that fatal leap???He was a fashion designer and his first runway show was either that night or the next.Marie was with him that morning according to her, he was ecstatic about his debut,and she was attending with him!!The pieces don’t fit the puzzle in my own opinion!I’ve watched the above clip,more than once,and I feel the same way as Christie !!!GOD BLESS HIS SIBLINGS.

  29. gypsy • March 12, 2010 @ 4:11 PM


  30. P J WALKER • March 12, 2010 @ 5:32 PM

    I feel I must now make a comment about gypsy’s comments. Who cares if you – for whatever reason – feels that the chain of circumstances does not fit your so called puzzle to your way of thinking – please show a little more compassion towards a mother – and all mothers – who has lost her child!!!!! When someone suffers from a mental illness they constantly have their ups and downs 24/7 even if they regularily take their meds – and to even entertain the idea of suicide I believe that that person may have an awful lot of heredity demons. Did you even think that perhaps something happened in the course of the debut that made him feel worse? I truly believe that Marie and the entire family did try to help Michael all his life the best ways they knew how – as any parent would try to do, I am sure – and your mean spirited words are not warranted and should never be directed at any parent who has lost a child!!! Please show some respect and compassion instead of judging and criticing people you do not even know? You my friend are angering and depressing me and probably others too.

  31. tributegirl • March 12, 2010 @ 6:48 PM

    Idk, gypsy, I know of a young man who recently took his life, he was so full of life and laughter, no one ever suspected he would do something like that. Before he left the house that morning, to head to work (never made it to work), he told his family “see you tomorrow”.

  32. gypsy • March 12, 2010 @ 8:42 PM

    TG..I understand it happens all the time around the world.What I’m Trying to understand is how a young boy that is surrounded by such a warm, loving, caring, huge family could feel like he never fit in.Was he treated like all the biological children were,or did he have that left out feeling because he was the first adopted child in a large family,that had 2 dads walk out on them.I know she adopted after him, but was he left to look after the others when Marie was gone,selling her dolls on TSC,or doing commercials for Jenny Craig or preforming onstage with Donnie? Why was he in rehab 3 times before he left home,nobody in that HUGE family,and I’m talking aunts,uncles,cousins,grandparents which could amount to 100 or more could he not get close to at least a handful to talk to? TG you know I say what I feel,and to my eyes she does not look emotional at all from just the day before attending her son’s funeral in that clip above!!!!!

  33. Lindsey • March 12, 2010 @ 10:32 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  34. gypsy • March 12, 2010 @ 11:12 PM

    TG,I’ve been sitting here thinking about my thoughts on that clip,and I’ve come to realize that people deal with a loved one’s passing in many different ways.I should not be passing judgement on Marie or anyone for that matter!If I have offended anyone by my comments,I am truly sorry.Thank-you TG for helping me to realize this.

  35. Eli Ropth • March 13, 2010 @ 12:01 PM

    While this is a tragedy, Marie always seems to be thinking about herself. If she was such a great mom she would be around her kids more and she would take greater steps to become more stable.
    She’s a good person but needs a lot of help. I think many of her family issues are due to neglect, money, and depression.
    Let’s hope it all works out in the end.

  36. tributegirl • March 13, 2010 @ 2:09 PM

    Don’t sweat it, gypsy, I wasn’t criticizing your comments (and for the record, P J WALKER’s comment wasn’t there when I posted mine), I was just saying that sometimes people who are suffering depression (which is sometimes hereditary, so maybe it had nothing to do with the family he was raised in?) can mask it really really well, so maybe that’s what happened in this case? Idk, just a suggestion.

  37. Jo-Anne • March 13, 2010 @ 11:12 PM

    The Osmonds have always appeared to be a pretty tight knit family and I am sure they will surround Marie and her children with their heartfelt compassion and care during this time. I can’t even come close to imagining a parent’s pain at losing their child, no words can describe the devastation they suffer…

  38. Patrica • March 20, 2010 @ 4:11 AM

    The Osmonds are sure troopers, their faith is their strength and it will get them through. Suicide is a horrible thing especially for the people they leave behind, they will always wonder if there wasn’t something more they could have done. Marie’s son is in a much happier and safer place, where no more harm can come to him, he is likely smiling down on his mom and dad and brothers sisters and cousins aunts and uncles holding his grandparents hands. He is in a happier place and will keep the grandparents company till they all get there. Donnie and Marie and the other brothers will be each others strength, Marie will get through it that is who she is. Keep smiling!

  39. Lindsey • March 27, 2010 @ 4:39 PM

    Marie is an amazing person and a inspiration to us all. Sending my prayers to you and your loving family.

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