Marie Os­mond’s son bul­lied be­fore sui­cide

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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.”

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