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John Travolta on Jett Travolta death: Pulled from pit of despair by Scientology

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John Travolta recently opened up about his son Jett’s death, which is something he’s not often shared before. In a recent interview, he credited Scientology for their help in coping with his deep grief, a grief that only a parent who has lost a child would understand.

According to ABC News on Feb. 18, Travolta talked about how he just couldn’t function after his son’s death. Jett Travolta died from a seizure in their family home in 2009. He admitted in a BBC interview that he “didn’t know if I was going to make it.”

Jett Travolta was the firstborn to Travolta and Kelly Preston. He died at age 16. He was autistic and he had a history of seizures. After Jett died, John said he “didn’t want to wake up.” The people from Scientology worked with him for a two-year-period, but he admits “it took a lot to get me better.”

The people at Scientology were there for him when he needed it and he believes it was their perseverance that got him whole again, which is part of the reason he is still here. They never took a day off from helping him, he conveys.

It was after Jett’s death that Kelly and John had their youngest son, Benjamin, who is three. Their daughter Ella Bleu is 13.