John Travolta: ‘I Almost Retired After Son’s Death’

Friday, September 21, 2012

JOHN Travolta almost retired after the shock death of his teenage son Jet.

The actor and his wife Kelly Preston were left devastated when son Jett passed away in 2009 and he admits it was only the support from his fans, loved ones and faith in Scientology which prevented him from turning his back on his career in the aftermath of the tragedy.

“I lost my son a few years ago and I had been having quite a time of that,” he said.

“And after three years of getting a lot of support from the church and a lot of support from people – fans and family – I decided that it was OK to go back to work.

“Because I even thought of retiring at one point, because it just felt like too much.”

John admits he is still impressed by his “extraordinary” career achievements.

Grease! and Saturday Night Fever were the number one and two records in history until Michael Jackson‘s Thriller came along,” he said.

“So for five years we held the crown for one and two! It was pretty extraordinary. And still I think that You’re The One That I Want [from Grease!] is the biggest duet in history.”