Marie Osmond finally speaks up about her unimaginable loss: losing her 18-year-old son

Being a parent while managing a profession is a difficult undertaking for anybody, let alone a parent who is always in the spotlight. Maria Osmond rose to stardom at an early age.

When she got older and started her own family, she realized how difficult it could be. She’s gone through a lot and is finally speaking up about her heartbreaking loss.

Marie Osmond’s name will be quite familiar to everyone reading this. The country music icon grew up right before our eyes.

On February 26, 2010, Osmond had just ended a concert at the Flamingo Las Vegas and was heading to her hotel to snooze. A phone call from her security guard at home jolted her awake from her snooze. He informed her that the Coroner’s office had been to visit her.

“I knew it was Mike,” Osmond said later in an interview with Oprah. She was referring to her fourth-oldest child, Michael Blosil, out of her eight children. He was one of five children she had adopted while still married to her ex-husband.

Blosil had committed suicide by jumping from his eighth-floor flat. He was only 18 years old and a student at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising at the time.

He revealed in his suicide letter that he had been suffering from depression for some time. “[He] was perhaps the easiest child of all my kids,” an inconsolable Osmond stated. He was a lot of fun. And adorable. And adorable. “I didn’t see a change in my kid until he started using drugs.”

Michael has fought his drug addiction since he was 12 years old. He had been in and out of treatment since then, but in 2009, Osmond joyfully announced that her son was now sober. He had been sober at the time of his death, according to the toxicology results.

The singer stated that her kid was doing well and would keep her updated on how pleased he was. He called her only a day before he died, and he seemed unhappy. “It was the first time I heard him start crying and declare he was alone,” she recounted. That he didn’t have any buddies “He was in despair,” Osmond explained.”I promised him, ‘Mike, I’ll be there Monday, and everything will be OK.'” However, despair does not wait until Monday.

“He had made that decision, I think,” she said, explaining that she knew where he was coming from because she had suffered despair herself. He loved his family, but the agony was too much for him. ” She stated that her age prevented her from having suicidal thoughts, but that youngsters do not have such a perspective: “Children don’t have that type of age behind them… everything [looks] bleak when they’re 18.”

She returned to the stage two weeks after her loss to perform alongside her brother, Donny Osmond. She immersed herself in her work and profession because it seemed comfortable to her. During one of her concerts, she declared, “The way the Osmonds survive is to keep singing, and I know my son would want that!”

“It doesn’t worry me like I think it terrifies some people,” she subsequently added. And I realized that if I didn’t get back on stage right away, I might never get back on.”I’ve gone through some horrible things in my life,” she stated, referring to the death of her child. “This is perhaps the most difficult thing I’ve ever gone through.”

She was asked whether she had considered what she might have done better to preserve her son’s life, and she had a very appropriate response. “I guess there are always “what ifs,” she explained. What if I’d just thrown him on a plane and told him, “Come be with me, or go there?” “I believe that if you live your life in “what ifs,” you stop living.”

There is nothing more difficult than losing a child, yet Marie Osmond handled her loss with grace and understanding. I will always be in awe of her strength.

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