March 10, 2010

Osmond's Emotional Return to the Stage

Posted: 01:35 PM ET



With tears in her eyes and her voice shaking at times, Marie Osmond donned her bravest face Tuesday night as she took to the stage for the first time since the death of her son for a show that she dedicated to him.

"The way Osmonds survive is we keep singing," she told the audience at the Flamingo Las Vegas, performing one day after the funeral. "That's what we want to do tonight. I know my son would want that and this show is for him."

The crowd in the sold-out showroom applauded her throughout the 90-minute show, giving her a standing ovation when brother Donny said, "I think we need to give a big round of applause for my sister for even coming on stage."

Though saying the show would be a little different than others, Osmond fought through her emotions and remained largely on schedule. Taking a moment to introduce an opera song, she spoke of her Mormon faith helping her through the past week before dedicating the song to her son Michael Bryan, 18, whom she called "my angel." Michael took his own life on Feb. 26.


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Maria Copelli   March 10th, 2010 2:29 pm ET

Marie ,you have shown strength which shows us your reliance on God ,and your wonderful closeknit family.Continued blessings to you Marie ,you are atrue professional,and a sweet person,who has endured many trials! You are agood example Marie for so many,I send Love and a thousand hugs ,to you ...Maria C.

Theresa   March 10th, 2010 2:38 pm ET

Everyone handles grieving in different ways....some need to get back to work, others don't even want to be around their good friends. All I know good friends take the cue from their friend who has gone thro' the traumatic ordeal. The phrase time heals all wounds....sometimes the longer it is from the actual event it is harder to get on with things. Especially with suicide things will never be the same, hopefully though you can find happiness & peace in other things!!! Once again Marie is fortunate in the fact she is in a very close knit family & am sure she has many good friends!!

Phyllis   March 10th, 2010 6:28 pm ET

Marie, I can't imagine what you are going through. You are showing true strength for getting back on the stage and doing what brings you comfort. Your family, your friends, your fans and the world are here to support you. Again, I am so sorry for your loss. Peace be with you and your family...

Judie   March 10th, 2010 6:56 pm ET

Marie we are with you 100% and will continue to pray for you and your family.Life will never be the same for you,but you have strength and faith to see you through. Bless You Marie~

Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   March 10th, 2010 10:03 pm ET

Welcome back Marie.
Life must go on.

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   March 11th, 2010 12:11 am ET

That was a brave thing to do, going back on stage like that. I liked the way Marie said, that the show would be dedicated to her son, and that the son would have wanted it to go on. Donny is so supportive of his sister too, he's amazing as are the rest of her family.

DR GARY   March 11th, 2010 10:09 am ET


Sad to see.   March 12th, 2010 11:16 am ET

She still embraces and promotes a belief that includes the shunning of gay children. I witnessed a young adult, a single child, after years of struggling come to accept them self as gay, within a Mormon family, only to be shunned by their whole family and church, To then have both parents die in a car accident. What lesson of hope and love was this?
Marie help me understand.

Is there hope?   March 12th, 2010 11:24 am ET

Faith or dollar? The show MUST go on. The audience can not wait., even for death.

No Lesson Learned   June 12th, 2010 7:47 am ET

Sadly enough, A lesson was to be learned with this tragedy but was not. Marie said on Twitter that her 4 younger children were out of school for the Summer, but one was going to a Summer Art Class and 2 of them were attending Scout Camp and the other was guessed to be spending time with friends. I wonder if Marie realizes that she needs to be with her remaining children. especially after what's happened. It seems that she learned nothing in losing one of her children to suicide. Very, very sad indeed.

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