But by 2008, Michael, a talented musician and high school senior, appeared to be doing better: Mom boasted in her book Might As Well Laugh About It that he "had been accepted into a performing arts program for high school students."
Last fall, he enrolled in the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. One of Michael's close friends says he "was happy" and "loved" L.A. – and the move made Osmond happy, too.
Hmmm... he went from a performing arts program in high school to the Fashion Institute of Design. Something tells me we're missing more than a few pieces of this story, but I think I already know what those pieces look like.