Marie Osmond’s 16-Year-Old Son In Rehab
First Published: November 14, 2007 8:02 PM EST Credit: AP
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Marie Osmond’s son, Michael, is in rehab, Access Hollywood has learned.
Marie confirmed the news after Larry King asked her about it during a taping of “Larry King Live” on Wednesday afternoon, scheduled to air Wednesday night.
She told Larry King her son entered rehab last week.
A rep for Marie released the following statement to Access Hollywood on Marie’s behalf:
“My son Michael is an amazing young man, shown through his courage in facing his issues. As his mother, I couldn’t be more proud of him. The press and public have always been kind and gracious in the past and I know they will continue to respect our privacy during this time.”
Marie’s brother, Jimmy, also confirmed the news to Access Hollywood.
Jimmy told Access that his nephew Michael is a “sweet little boy,” who is “suffering from some issues.” Jimmy further noted that when one has a family as large as the Osmonds, “you’re going to deal with every issue on the planet.”
No word yet on why 16-year-old Michael has entered rehab or which facility he is in.Marie survived the latest round of cuts on Tuesday night’s “Dancing With the Stars.”
Her father, George, died on November 6 at the age of 90.
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