John Travolta Opens Up About Son Jett's Death

PHOTO: In this image released by Rogers & Cowan public relations, actor John Travolta, second left, poses with his daughter Ella Bleu, left, wife Kelly Preston, right, and son Jett in an undated family photo.
Share
Copy

When John Travolta's son Jett died in 2009 from a seizure, the actor said that loss was the "worst thing that's ever happened in my life."

The "Pulp Fiction" star, who turns 60 today, sat down with BBC's Barry Norman at the Theatre Royal in London recently and admitted he "didn't know if I was going to make it" after his firstborn's death.

Jett Travolta, who died at 16, was autistic and had a history of seizures.

Read: John Travolta Wants to Be a Bond Villain

The legendary actor admitted that after the tragedy, he "didn't want to wake up" and that "it took a lot to get me better."

Travolta said it was the people of Scientology that got him through over a two-year period.

"They didn't take a day off, working through different angles of the techniques to get through grief and loss, and to make me feel that finally I could get through a day," he said.

Travolta and his wife of 23 years Kelly Preston are parents to two other children - daughter Ella Bleu, 13, and son Benjamin, 3.

Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO: Up in Ash: Mount Sinabung Erupting
Tibt Nangin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
PHOTO: Firefighters rescue a woman who got stuck in a chimney in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Ventura County Fire Department
PHOTO: Apple Pay is demonstrated at Apple headquarters on Oct. 16, 2014 in Cupertino, Calif.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo
PHOTO: Defendant Jodi Arias testifies about killing Travis Alexander in 2008 during her murder trial in Phoenix, Feb. 20, 2013.
Charlie Leight/The Arizona Republic/AP Photo