John Travolta kept strong by beliefs

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 January 2010
John Travolta

John Travolta kept strong by beliefs

John Travolta has revealed his faith in Scientology helped him through the last year as came to terms with the death of his teenage son Jett from a seizure

John Travolta's faith in Scientology helped him deal with the death of his son Jett.

The 'Face/Off' star revealed he and his family - wife Kelly Preston and daughter Ella, nine - have received a great deal of support from the Church of Scientology in the last year following the tragic loss of his eldest son, who suffered a seizure on holiday in the Bahamas in January 2009 aged just 16.

Travolta believes it his beliefs which have enabled him to return to acting.

He said: "We work hard every day with our church on healing. And Kelly and I and Ella have all been working very hard and they've been helping us.

"Once you get yourself stable, then you're able to reach out again, and I think this whole year every day we've been working on stabilising ourselves and it's been successful so far."

Travolta, 55, is one of the most high-profile followers of Scientology - the bizarre faith started by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, which counts a number of US actors, musicians and entertainers amongst its ranks - and in November it was reported the family had been undergoing daily counselling to help them cope.

Earlier this week, Travolta - a keen pilot - flew a jetliner carrying relief supplies, doctors and ministers from the Church of Scientology to Haiti.

The actor landed in Port-au-Prince - the disaster stricken capital of the Caribbean state, where millions of people have been displaced as the result of two massive earthquakes earlier this month - and believed to be working to bring further aid to Haiti.

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