19 Feb

John Travolta Says Son’s Death Is The ‘Worst Thing’

Actor John Travolta has opened up about his late son, Jett, who died in January 2009 after suffering a fatal seizure, saying the tragedy was “the worst thing that’s ever happened in my life.”

John Travolta

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Travolta was speaking at an event, in which he answered questions about his life and career.

“The truth is, I didn’t know if I was going to make it,” he told Barry Norman during an on-stage interview at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in Central London. “Life was no longer interesting to me, so it took a lot to get me better.”

The controversial religion

The 60-year-old told how the devastation of his son’s death made him not want to wake up in the mornings.

Travolta said he “didn’t want to wake up” after Jett’s death, but his controversial faith Scientology has helped him overcome the tragedy.

He has been a follower of the controversial religion since the 1970s and said it had “saved his life.”