Marie Osmond’s son bullied before suicide
Marie Osmond has blamed bullies for the death of her adopted teenage son.
Michael blosil was 18 when he committed suicide in 2010, and opening up about the tragedy on her show The Talk this week, Osmond explained her son grew tired of his tormentors.
“he was bullied very heavily up until the time he committed suicide...,” she said. “I’ve got the texts. I mean they are horrendous and I never took action against it. but, I can tell you, honestly, I believe that that was a big component in him just feeling overwhelmed and that he didn’t fit in.
“I never took action against the three kids (who bullied him). I know who they are.”
blosil jumped to his death from the balcony of his Los angeles apartment following a long battle with depression.
Osmond, who was performing in Las Vegas on the night he died, previously spoke about the darkest day of her life in her book, The Key Is Love.
blosil also struggled with multiple drug problems during his youth, and looking back Osmond admitted she should have seen the warning signs he was headed towards destruction.
“The week my son passed away, a friend from his drugtaking days decided to pay him a visit, along with some other friends. Michael agreed to go out with them,” she said.
“The next morning, Mike told his roommate that he had woken up under a highway overpass. he had no idea how he got there.”