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Originally posted 05/19/2010 04:35PM
Nearly three months after her son Michael's suicide, Marie Osmond is "doing great," her brother Donny says.
"She needed to get away and just take care of her own demons in her own mind and begin this process of repairing," he tells Entertainment Tonight in an interview scheduled to air Wednesday. "Marie is a strong woman but she's going to collapse – and she did."
Osmond's son, Michael Bryan, died on Feb. 26 after jumping from the balcony of his Los Angeles apartment. Since his death, Osmond and her brother have returned to the stage, performing their Las Vegas variety show.
Originally posted 03/17/2010 02:45PM
Donny and Marie Osmond have cancelled their remaining shows at the Flamingo Las Vegas this week.
"She needs to spend more time with her family," her rep, Alan Nierob, tells PEOPLE. "She's still processing everything and it's really rough on her."
Osmond returned to the stage March 9, following funeral services for her son, Michael Bryan. During that first show, she and Donny were greeted by a standing ovation, and Marie told the crowd, "The way Osmonds survive is we keep singing. "That's what we want to do tonight. I know my son would want that and this show is for him."
The Osmonds are expected to resume performances on March 23, a rep for the hotel confirms.
– Elizabeth Leonard
Originally posted 03/10/2010 02:35AM
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."
Originally posted 03/09/2010 08:40PM
A day after laying to rest her 18-year-old son, Michael Bryan, and less than two weeks after putting her Las Vegas show on hold, Marie Osmond takes the stage Tuesday night for a sold-out Donny & Marie show.
"It is important for Marie and her children to get back to a routine that is comfortable for all of them and be together as much as possible," a close friend tells PEOPLE. "They're all together and doing their best to return to work and school."
All 720 tickets for the show at the Flamingo Las Vegas were snapped up. The hit show took a temporary break after Michael committed suicide on Feb. 26 in Los Angeles.
Originally posted 03/08/2010 06:55PM
Marie Osmond had not planned to speak at her son Michael Bryan's funeral.
But as the service drew near an end Monday afternoon, she stood and addressed hundreds of mourners at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel in Provo, Utah, who included her show business brothers, seven surviving children, and one unexpected invited guest: the biological mother of Michael, who was adopted.
"I'd just like to say thank you to everybody," she said. "As you see I have amazing support from great men, my family, my brothers. God was very wise when he put me into a family with honorable men because they have served as examples for my children."
Originally posted 03/08/2010 03:35PM
The extended Osmond family gathered Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel in Provo, Utah, to honor the life and memory of Marie Osmond's 18-year-old son.
The moving service for Michael Bryan, who took his own life, was attended by his seven siblings and show business uncles, including Donny, who delivered the invocation through tears.
A slide show of Michael as a child ran on a loop on a small screen in the lobby of the LDS Chapel as hundreds of friends and family streamed into the chapel, adorned with dozens of huge flower arrangements, including calla lilies, roses and stargazer lilies.
Thomas S. Monson, the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, presided over the service.
Originally posted 03/04/2010 06:05AM
Donny and Marie Osmond have added several dates to their Las Vegas show to make up for canceled performances due to the death of Marie’s 18-year-old son.
The duo have added five shows between April 13 and 17 at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino.
"These were previously unscheduled show dates, added to accommodate guests who had tickets to recently canceled shows due to the personal tragedy in the Osmond family," according to a press release.
Originally posted 03/03/2010 02:30PM
Three years ago, one jolt after another hit Marie Osmond's family: the singer divorced her husband of 20 years, her father died at age 90, and her teenage son Michael went into rehab.
By 2008, Osmond and her eight children had left Utah and the home she had shared with her ex Brian Blosil, headed for a new life in Las Vegas, her career rejuvenated by her appearance in 2007 on Dancing with the Stars.
It was a fresh start for her son Michael, too.
Back in 2007, the teen spent time in rehab for substance abuse. At the time, Osmond's brother Donny told PEOPLE that his sister had been dealing with Michael's issues "for a very long time."
But by 2008, Michael, a talented musician and high school senior, appeared to be doing better: Mom boasted in her book Might As Well Laugh About It that he "had been accepted into a performing arts program for high school students."
Last fall, he enrolled in the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles. One of Michael's close friends says he "was happy" and "loved" L.A. – and the move made Osmond happy, too.
"Wow, I'm proud of that kid!" she Tweeted in October. "He really took charge of his future."
Originally posted 03/02/2010 01:50PM
The Osmond family is leaning on each other for support after Marie's 18-year-old son committed suicide last week, says brother Donny.
"Whenever there's a situation where there needs to be rallying, the Osmonds rally around each other and support each other," he tells The Insider. "And there's a lot of that going on right now."
Marie's son Michael Bryan (who legally changed his last name from Blosil to Bryan) leapt to his death from his Los Angeles apartment building on Friday, explaining in a note that his severe depression had become too much for him to handle.
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