Nearly six years after he tragically lost his son Jett, John Travolta is opening up about how he grieved the loss of his child — and revealed Scientology helped him get through the tough time.
"Oh, my god, I wouldn't have made it [without the church's support]," the 61-year-old actor said in a new interview. "Honestly."
The 'Grease' star's son — who had autism and suffered regular seizures — suddenly died at age 16 after having a seizure during a family vacation in the Bahamas in 2009. John and his wife, Kelly Preston, 52, are also parents to daughter, Ella Bleu, 15, and son Benjamin, 4.
John and Jett Travolta. (Photo Credit: JohnTravolta.com)
During his Monday, April 6 interview with the 'Tampa Bay Times,' John added the emotional support he's received from the Church of Scientology in the years following Jett's death has also helped him aid others.
"I've helped so many people through hard times. Loss of children, loved ones, physical illnesses. Through many tough, tough life situations I've used the technology to support them and help them. It's always worked," he continued.
John, Kelly and Jett. (Photo Credit: JohnTravolta.com)
In February 2014, the actor similarly revealed losing his eldest child was the "worst thing" that has ever happened to him.
"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. I will forever be grateful to Scientology for supporting me for two years solid, I mean Monday through Sunday," he said of the religion he joined in 1975.
"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 previously told 'BBC News.'