What a remarkably brave thing to do.
Marie Osmond was left devastated less than a year ago when her 18-year-old son, Michael Blosil, killed himself, but in light of the recent string of tragic deaths involving gay teens, she's decided to speak out to Oprah Winfrey about losing her son - in hopes that she can help prevent someone else from meeting a similar fate!
A source explains:
"Marie never imagined she would have the strength to talk about this devastating subject, but with so many gay teens committing suicide recently she had no choice. Against the advice of her family and friends Marie herself decided it was time to speak out and called Oprah to ask if she would be interested. This will be the hardest interview Marie has ever done. You can expect a lot of tears and rare pain that only a parent who had lost a child could ever understand. She knows Oprah will ask the hard questions like 'Do you blame yourself?' and 'Do you think you could have done anything differently?' But Marie isn't afraid. She has been asking herself those questions every day since her son took his life."
We can't even imagine the hell that she and her family have endured, so to talk about that kind of grief publicly in order to help others is truly above and beyond.
This is going to be one difficult interview to watch, but certainly necessary.
Stay strong, bb. We're thinking of you.
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