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Marie Osmond opens up to Oprah about the tragic suicide of her son, Michael, in February.

Marie Osmond on Oprah

Airing today on Oprah, Marie Osmond reveals that, despite the rumors, her son did not commit suicide because he was gay.

"My son was not gay," Osmond says. "He wanted to be married and have a family and travel all over the world. And it wouldn't matter if he was -- I have a daughter who's gay."

She said her daughter was extremely offended by the rumors, because she felt like everyone was basically saying that "everyone who's gay commits suicide."

She said her son, who was a student at LA's Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, had tried to commit suicide before -- and it happened in 2007 when she was on Dancing With the Stars. "He promised he would never do anything like that again and I believed him," she told Oprah. "Whatever his reality was, I do believe that there are moments when you slip into insanity and you no longer think rationally. I believe that's what happened."

Her son had battled with a drug addiction in the past, and had entered rehab at the age of 17. Osmond says that he was not under the influence when he committed suicide, but that he was just lost.

"My son was clean when he jumped," she said. "There were no drugs in his system, but I believe the ramifications were there."

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Comments on "Marie Osmond talks about suicide of her son on Oprah"

Naomi November 11, 2010 | 4:39 PM

Dearest Marie.. I watched your touching and heartfelt interview...I had a lump in my throat throughout the whole show. When you sang your loving tribute to your son, I utterly wept..for the beautiful music I was hearing, was coming straight from your soul, a perfect angel's voice, reaching up towards heaven and embracing your son, Michael...Bravo...God Bless you and your family...with much adoration..Naomi.

Bonnie November 11, 2010 | 2:57 PM

Marie my prayers go out to you and your family. You are such a beautiful courageous woman. The song you sang sounded as if an angel was singing through you. God bless you and protect you.

Cindy November 11, 2010 | 2:40 PM

Marie, my heart goes out to you and your family. You were wonderful on Oprah today. You have moved me like no other. The song you sang was so amazing. Tomorrow while I'm out, I'm going to pick up your new CD. God Blesses you durning this holiday season !!

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