Marie Osmond has denied her son
committed suicide at 18 because he was gay, then added that if he was
she wouldn't care.
In an appearance Thursday on the Oprah
Winfrey Show, Osmond opened up for the first time about the loss
of her son.
“My son was not gay,” Osmond said.
Osmond said Michael Blosil wanted to
get married, travel and start a family.
“And it wouldn't matter if he was,”
the 51-year-old Mormon mother added. “I have a daughter who is
gay, and it was my daughter who was offended by it. 'What? All gay kids
commit suicide?' She really wanted it cleared up.”
Rumors that Blosil
was gay surfaced on the Internet after he jumped to his death in Los
Angeles last February.
student at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in
California first attempted to end his life in 2007 after his parents
divorced. He is one of five children adopted by the couple.
substance abuse and depression much of life.
His suicide note
“said he knew that morning that was the last time he would get up
and brush his teeth, eat breakfast, make his bed – those kinds of
things,” Osmond told Oprah. “And that he loved his family, but
the pain was so intense.” (The video is embedded in the right
panel of this page.)
dedicated her new album I Can Do This to the memory of her