John Travolta Breaks Silence About Jett's Death

Nov. 9 2009, Published 1:26 p.m. ET

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John Travolta said family, friends, religion and therapy have been filling his days, in the first interview since the tragic death of his son, Jett.

"We've been working very hard every day as a family to heal," Travolta told USA Today. "We have our own way of doing it, and it has been helping."

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The Pulp Fiction star said the outpouring of support from friends and show business colleagues has been helpful.

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"You need your friends a lot in times like that," he said.

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Travolta's wife, Kelly Preston, said "outpouring of love from, really, worldwide has been extraordinary. It's been our friends, our family, our church. We partake in spiritual counseling pretty much daily."

Jett died at the age of 16 on Jan. 2 from a seizure at the family's vacation home on Grand Bahama island. The month-long trial of an ambulance driver and a former Bahamian senator accused of attempting to extort $25 million from actor was declared a last month.

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Travolta was appearing at a news conference promoting his new film, Old Dogs, which hits theaters Nov. 25; his daughter, Ella Bleu, makes her screen debut in the film.



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