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Donny & Marie to Return to Vegas Post-Funeral

3/4/2010 1:06 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Donny and Marie Osmond will reportedly resume their Las Vegas show next Tuesday -- the day after the funeral for Marie's son, Michael Blosil.

Donny & Marie Osmond

According to the Las Vegas Sun, Marie is eager to get back on stage -- with her Vegas manager saying she finds the process "cathartic."

The duo will also perform from April 13-17th to make up for the six shows they canceled after Michael's suicide.


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Good Lord, when my mom passed, I took 3 months off work. But according to Marie "let's just bury the kid so I can get back to work and make money". Kinda tells you what kind of mother she is!

1702 days ago

get better J.C    

33. pretty sad that she wants to go back to work so quickly..its all about money to these people....they have to rush back to work because as lame as they are a few bums and winos might show up to see them and if they do not perform the partridge family is waiting in the wings to take over their show..she should be ashamed of can she sleep at night knowing it was her inattention that caused that boy to swan dive off of a 30 story building..

Posted at 12:48PM on Mar 4th 2010 by dannyboy

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It really is sad and disgusting!

1702 days ago


poor thing let her alone. if work helps do it. what you all would do, who cares. just let her do her healing her way. prayer go ou6 to her and her family

1702 days ago

get better J.C    

Marie Osmond is a joke.

1702 days ago


Hey, Marie. It is fine if you need to work through your grief. But, have 7 other children that lost their brother.
(from someone who did lose a brother)

1702 days ago


You have got to be kidding me!!!! Damn!!!
No wonder the poor guy committed suicide!!! Work must come first for them!!
I just can't, nor do I want to, imagine how I would feel losing a child, especially the way her son went, and then return to work????
Good GRIEF!!! WTH???

1702 days ago


What is wrong with the people in here? People that work - anybody that works - is lucky if their employer gives them even a week for the death of the loved one. Generous companies usually give 5 paid leave days. As a result - normal people in the work place return to work after that time. I was especially close to my father. When he died people had to travel great distances for his memorial service. As a result is wasn't held until 6 days after he died. As a result I went back to work the day after his funeral. Does that make me a bad daughter - I don't think so. Leave this woman alone. She loved her son very much. You must understand she is a contracted employee in Vegas. You think the casino hotel would just shut down their shows indefinitely? They are already making she and Donny make up the week they missed. When will people realize entertainers are just people after all. They struggle with the same issues as anyone else with the additional responsibility of having to listen the all the haters. I think anyone criticizing this woman should instead look into their own heart and ask themselves why they fail to have compassion and snd worry about that instead.

1702 days ago

get better J.C    

1. "Marie is eager to get back on stage"..yea that is her problem in the first place. Her son needed her and she wasn't there for him. If she wanted to have 8 kids she really should have thought this one out. It takes a lot of time and energy to raise kids and when one of them has depression, as her son did, all bets are off and she should have been more devoted to helping this poor boy out. Forget DWTS, Vegas, diet commercials, QVC and your freaking dolls!! Take care of your kids!

Posted at 11:52AM on Mar 4th 2010 by Tinalouise

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Exactly, take time to raise your kids, why doesn't she actually earn the "mom" title!

1702 days ago

get better J.C    

Lost all respect for Marie Osmond and I see alot of people have too!!!!!

1702 days ago


Kate Gosselin, TAKE NOTICE! Before you judge Marie, judge that fame-ho first, she doesn't do it for her kids, she refuses to downsize the life-style and cut back, she is a wannabe. At least, Marie has talent.

I just want Marie to remember to help her kids through their grief, which will be helping herself. People grieve differently. If working keeps her from going into depression, then let her be. Marie doesn't exploit her kids.

1702 days ago


To suggest Marie Osmond should mourn in a particular way is to infer that you probably could figure out the reason or reasons that her son committed suicide.

Was it antidepressant drugs or the weather? Who knows.

A plethora of comments indicating that Marie is an uncaring mother because she grieves differently than many of the comments assert underscores the vacuity of the written comment's implied judgment.

1702 days ago


..........Well..... I'm not going to be extreme as some here are by saying she is a terrible mother... and everyone does have their own way of mourning and coping....but... doing a Las Vegas show the day after your son's funeral seems odd.

She could at least take some time off to spend with her other children who may be hurting and sinking into their own depression.
Get away for a while, vacation or something pleasant and peaceful.

1702 days ago

TMZ hits a new low    

All the brainiac dumb-cluck white trash mothers here who think they know it all and obviously have nothing but distain for a successful working mom, get a clue and get lost. Marie Osmond can deal with her child's suicide in any way she wants. She is even ENTITLED to work.

Now shut your pie holes and get back to your filing and stop being mad because someone more successful than you chooses to mourn privately. She works in the public eye. Let her work. Stop judging.

She didn't kill her son and thank GOD she knows that and can separate herself from wailing that it's her fault. It's not.

1702 days ago


Wow, what an amazing amount of ignorance in these posts! And some thoughtful ones, too. Just an added note to those who've pointed out that employers do NOT give employees unlimited time to grieve...there are many, many people whose jobs/paychecks are dependent on the Donny/Marie show going on. She has a job, children and numerous other people who depend on her; she does not have the luxury of crawling into a cave to lick her wounds...even if she wanted to. And as for her being somehow responsible for her son's death...the blamers have obviously never had children or certainly none with mental health issues.

1702 days ago


Marie has been entertaining all her life. I'm sure that has helped her to cope with the many obstacles she has had. There is only so much a parent can do, even if you only have one child. I'm sure she
is devastated and grieving terribly. I'm not saying I could go on stage the day after my childs funeral, I'm not saying that at all.However, nobody grieves the same way. She will do her grieving in her own way, but remember this. Nobody get's a skate on grieving. Maybe now it's just too overwhelming, and if she didn't perform she would just stay in bed. I don't think we should be judging her.

1702 days ago
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