John Travolta: Scientology helped me overcome son’s death

john-travolta_4071091 Speaking to British TV personality Barry Norman at a Q&A session in London, John Travolta thanked his fellow members of the Church of Scientology for helping him overcome the death of his 16-year-old son Jett in 2009.

“It was the worst thing that’s ever happened in my life,” the actor said. “The truth is, I didn’t know if I was going to make it. Life was no longer interesting to me, so it took a lot to get me better,” he added.

Travolta then credited Scientology for helping him deal with the tragedy.

He said: “I will forever be grateful to Scientology for supporting me for two years solid, I mean Monday through Sunday. 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.”

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5 responses to “John Travolta: Scientology helped me overcome son’s death”

  1. Rosie says:

    I am very glad to hear that John Travolta has found a support in Scientological Church to rise after the death of his son. I cannot even imagine what it is like to lose your kid – the dearest being on earth. I am not sure how I would cope with this if this has ever happened to me. This must be the most devastating feeling of pain and loss. I am happy that with the help of his belief Travolta has found enough of powers within himself to love and be loved, live and enjoy life to its fullest.

  2. Timothy says:

    Religion helps to restore inner peace and faith no matter what happens in a life of a person. I am very glad to find that John Travolta has chosen the right way to overcome his grief and get back to life and see a sense in it and smile and enjoy it and keep on working sharing his great acting talent with his audience. The loss of a child is a great trauma for a life time, but when God is in your heart ther is nothing impossible you cannot do. God, bless you and all your family, John!

  3. Casey says:

    I was shocked when I heard the news about John Travolta son’s death; I cannot even imagine what a sorrow it was for him. I am a mother of three children, and I cannot imagine what would happen to me if I would lose at least one of them. The moment when I realized that I am a mother and I do care about my children and love them more than anything in the world didn’t come to me when I born them. I was expecting for that magic feeling that we are sort of bounded, but the truth is I never really felt it, and always thought I am a bad parent because of it. But once, I realized that I am wrong, it happened when I had a lot of problems at work, and eventually they affected my personal life as well, as I started fighting with my husband a lot, and in this moment I was feeling myself so unhappy and miserable that I wanted to die, so at the same time my younger son catches the flue in the kindergarten , but it was not a simple one, as his fever run up to the maximum level, and at some point he started to see things, so that was the moment when I realized how strong is my love for him ,and that I will not be able to live even a day without his happy giggling in the house, so yes I do perfectly understand what John was feeling. And I am happy due to the fact that scientology as a science exists and those people have helped him overcome that most difficult part of his life.

  4. Reno says:

    I guess there is nothing more painful for a parent than losing his own child, especially at such a young age, the whole life was in front of poor Brett and he died from this merciless disease. I have no idea where John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston did have the powers to live and move forward with this huge pain in their hearts, but I do admire them for the ability to get up and move further, probably at the beginning they done it for the sake of their daughter, and later for the son who they born in 2010. While writing all those things I just figured out that basically in John Travlota’s personal life happened practically the same thing as it happened with his hero Sean Archer in the movie “Face Off”, where his son dies, and he stays with his wife and their daughter, and by the end of the movie there is a new son in their family. I think God has gave the second son in his family in order to help them move forward and at least try to be happy again.

  5. Lally says:

    Hmm I never knew that John Travolta even had a son, for some reason I always thought of him as of some Hollywood actor who is not very much into family or simply being with the same woman all the time. I am surprised to know that he stayed with one woman since 1991; I guess I was really wrong when I thought of him as of some heartbreaker. He is a much better person when he is showing, well I mean than the person that he is usually performing on the stage, for some reason in my mind the person who is performing a character and its character are like united and same in my mind, which is of course far away from the truth.