Marie Osmond Broke Into Tears When Singing on 'Oprah Winfrey Show'

Marie Osmond Broke Into Tears When Singing on 'Oprah Winfrey Show'

Singing a song in memory of her late son, Marie Osmond failed to keep the tears from falling as she belted out the tune.

Marie Osmond was forced to halt a U.S. TV performance of opera classic "Pie Gesu" after becoming so overcome with emotion as she dedicated the song to her late son. The veteran star opened up for the first time about the tragic suicide of her 18-year-old son Michael Bryan earlier this year during an emotional interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired on Thursday, November 11.

She took to the stage at the end of the chat to perform the song in memory of the teen, but failed to keep the tears from falling as she belted out the tune. As her voice faltered a few lines into the song, Osmond held up her hand, instructing the band to stop the music, and turned around as she took a few seconds to compose herself.

She apologized to the audience, telling them, "One more time, sorry," and took a deep breath before saying, "OK, here we go", and relaunching into the song once again. And her efforts were well received - her determination to finish the track earned her a standing ovation from Winfrey and the studio audience.

In the same occasion, Marie Osmond refused to address allegations she became a victim of domestic abuse during her 21-year marriage to Brian Blosil, insisting she has to "move forward" from the "pain" and "sorrow" of the union. The singer announced she was divorcing record producer Blosil in 2007 and tabloid reports have since claimed the relationship was tainted by episodes of violence.

Osmond has remained silent about the rumors and she maintained her position when she was quizzed about the gossip during a candid TV interview with Oprah Winfrey. She admitted the relationship had been a troublesome one, but stopped short of going into detail about the specific problems that spelled the end of her second marriage.

She said, "I had a very bad marriage, a lot of pain, a lot of sorrow. A lot of trying, a lot of effort, but you can't sit in something, you have to move forward. I really think at this point, with my children - I still have four children at home - you have to move forward. I will say this - as you move into a second marriage, for me, I was just really, really, really, really, really tired when I made my decision. You marry at the level of your self esteem; make sure you have self worth."

During the interview, Osmond revealed her late son Michael Bryan, who committed suicide in February, had urged the star to step back onto the dating scene so she could find happiness. But she confessed she wasn't ready to begin a new romance just yet. She told Winfrey, "He said, 'Mum, I want you to find a good man.' ...I don't know that I'm ready for that but he knew that walking through life alone was hard. He wanted me to be happy..."




    Nov 01, 2011

    Ever since the tradedy that occured in your life, words just do any justice. My heart goes out to you and your family. I can't say I know what your feeling however I have buried a few people in my life. Its kind of funny and disturbing at the same time, I was watching you on Oprah Winfrey'show and I couldn't do anything but cry not because your famous and rich but because you stepped out and let wisdom carry you. "You will definately see your baby again. Rest in the fact that he is not hurting anymore. The news came as a real surprise however remember its not over just yet. Anne Anne Blanchard

    Nov 17, 2010

    Marie, i love how you sang that song on the show. I am so sorry that you lost your son. I just want everybody to know as a mother i would not know what to do to my self if i lost any of my kids, I love you and i am so sorry that you have to go through this. Take care :)

    Nov 12, 2010

    Marie, As a mother, I can't even imagine how devastating it would be to lose a child. You can take comfort in the fact that you were a very good mother. As you mentioned, you believe you will see your son again. Jesus promised this at JOHN 5:28, 29---that we have the hope of seeing our dead loved ones again when he awakens them from sleep to a paradise-restored earth---where there will be no more sickness, sorrow, pain or death. (REVELATION 21:4, 5) Our loving God holds out the prospect for living forever in perfect health---free from sin and the influence of Satan the Devil. (REVELATION 20:1-3;7-10) You seem to be a very special and strong lady---so hang in there. God is soon going to take action and right all the wrongs that have occurred as a result of Satan's rebellion and Adam and Eve's disobedience. MATTHEW 24; MARK 13; LUKE 21; 2 TIMOTHY 3:15; REVELATION 11:18) Take care and may the God of all comfort---comfort you. (2 CORINTHIANS 1:3)

    Nov 12, 2010

    Marie, I think u did a gret job singing your song about your son, and he was smaling down at u. u are a wonderful mother to your kid"s.I am sooo sorry u have been though so much i wish i could be there fore u . couse i know your paine to well. take care marie.

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