Marie Osmond Heads Back to Work After Son's Funeral

Just one day after the Utah funeral for her 18-year-old son, Michael Bryan (who committed suicide on Feb. 26 in Los Angeles), performer Marie Osmond took a big step toward healing: getting back on stage Tuesday evening in Las Vegas to resume her show with her brother Donny Osmond. During the performance, she said her son "would want me to perform tonight" and referred to him as an "angel." A video of her emotional return has surfaced online.

In this clip on, Marie -- who has credited her Mormon faith in the healing process after her son's suicide --  tells the crowd, "The way Osmonds survive is we keep singing and that's what we want to do tonight." As TMZ observes, "(she) struggled with her last line of the show after Donny sang 'May God keep you in his tender care.'" It's clear the cheerful singer who grew up smiling for the cameras is struggling to maintain her composure during what must have been a painful return to the spotlight.

The siblings dedicated the performance to Bryan (legally known as Michael Blosil until shortly before his death, when he changed his surname), whom his mother called "full of love and laughter" during the show.

PLUS: Tragedy strikes the Osmond family

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