Marie Osmond reveals son Michael Blosil, 18, was bullied before he took his own life in 2010

She lost her adopted son Michael Blosil in 2010 when the 18-year-old took his own life.

And on Tuesday’s edition of CBS’ The Talk, Marie Osmond spoke about how the teen had been bullied by other kids in the run up to his death. 

‘I have never spoken about this before,’ the new co-host began, addressing the daytime talk show panel. ‘So, my son who died, he was bullied. He was bullied very heavily up until the time he committed suicide because of his sobriety.’

Shared pain: On Tuesday's edition of CBS' The Talk, Marie Osmond spoke about how her son Michael Blosil had been bullied by other kids before he took his own life in 2010 at age 18

Shared pain: On Tuesday’s edition of CBS’ The Talk, Marie Osmond spoke about how her son Michael Blosil had been bullied by other kids before he took his own life in 2010 at age 18

Marie, 59, went on: ‘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. I know who they are. But maybe it’s not a bad idea to have some kind of consequence because it’s getting out of hand,’ she concluded to applause from the studio audience.

Michael had been adopted as a baby by the singer and her then husband Brian Blosil. The couple, who adopted four other children and had two biological children, divorced in 1997 after 21 years of marriage.

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In late February, 2010, Michael committed suicide by jumping off the roof of the Los Angeles apartment building he lived in.

He had suffered from depression and struggled with drug and alcohol addiction and in a suicide note, he spoke about feeling like he had no friends and would never fit in. 

Revealed son was bullied: 'I've got the texts. I mean they are horrendous.... I believe that that was a big component in him just feeling overwhelmed and that he didn't fit in,' Marie, 59, said

Revealed son was bullied: ‘I’ve got the texts. I mean they are horrendous…. I believe that that was a big component in him just feeling overwhelmed and that he didn’t fit in,’ Marie, 59, said

Action needed: 'I never took action against the three kids. I know who they are. But maybe it's not a bad idea to have some kind of consequence because it's getting out of hand,' she concluded to applause from the studio audience

Action needed: ‘I never took action against the three kids. I know who they are. But maybe it’s not a bad idea to have some kind of consequence because it’s getting out of hand,’ she concluded to applause from the studio audience

Troubled: Michael, front, pictured with his mom and brothers in 1999, suffered from depression and struggled with drug and alcohol addiction. He killed himself by jumping off an apartment building in LA and in a suicide note, he spoke about feeling like he had no friends

Troubled: Michael, front, pictured with his mom and brothers in 1999, suffered from depression and struggled with drug and alcohol addiction. He killed himself by jumping off an apartment building in LA and in a suicide note, he spoke about feeling like he had no friends

Last month, Marie told CBS Sunday Morning that she will never get over Michael’s loss. 

‘You know, I don’t think you’re ever through it,’ she explained. ‘I think God gives you respites, and then all of a sudden it’ll hit you like the day it did. The ripple effect is so huge, what you leave behind.’ 

The Donny & Marie star joined The Talk as a co-host on September 9 alongside Eve, Sheryl Underwood, Sharon Osbourne and Carrie Ann Inaba.

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Rumer Willis, daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, was a guest co-host on Tuesday’s episode.

Panel: The Donny & Marie star joined The Talk as a co-host on September 9 alongside Eve, Sheryl Underwood, Sharon Osbourne and Carrie Ann Inaba. Rumer Willis, daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, was a guest co-host on Tuesday's episode.

Panel: The Donny & Marie star joined The Talk as a co-host on September 9 alongside Eve, Sheryl Underwood, Sharon Osbourne and Carrie Ann Inaba. Rumer Willis, daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, was a guest co-host on Tuesday’s episode.

 

 

 



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