Marie Osmond cancels Las Vegas shows for the week

Singer Marie Osmond watches as the casket of her son Michael Bryan is taken from a Mormon church in Provo, Utah on Monday, March 8, 2010. (AP Photo/George Frey)

March 17, 2010 7:08:11 PM PDT
Donny and Marie Osmond are canceling their shows this week at the Flamingo Las Vegas hotel while she copes with the death of her son.

Marie Osmond's publicist Alan Nierob said Wednesday that it's been a difficult time for the Osmonds, and the performer felt like she needed to spend more with her family.

The Osmonds returned to the stage March 9 after funeral services for 18-year-old Michael Bryan.

Los Angeles police have said Bryan died Feb. 26 of an apparent suicide after jumping from the eighth floor of an apartment building. Autopsy and toxicology results are pending.

Nierob says the Osmonds will miss five shows before the Donny & Marie show resumes performances March 23. The show is dark Sundays and Mondays.