Faith helped me, says Travolta
Published 29/01/2010 | 03:48
John Travolta has said his faith helped him survive the death of his 16-year-old son, Jett.
The actor, a noted Scientologist, walked the red carpet in New York with wife Kelly Preston to promote his new film From Paris With Love, which was completed just days before Jett died on January 2, 2009.
"We work hard every day with our church on healing," Travolta said, though he did not mention Scientology by name.
"And Kelly and I and Ella have all been working very hard and they've been helping us," he said, referring to himself, his wife and their daughter.
Jett died after a seizure at the family's vacation home in the Bahamas.
Asked what gave him the strength to return to his movie career, Travolta said: "Once you get yourself stable, then you're able to reach out again, you know, and I think this whole year every day we've been working on stabilising ourselves and it's been successful so far."
Earlier this week the star flew a plane carrying relief supplies, doctors and ministers from the Church of Scientology to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to help survivors of the country's devastating earthquake.
Travolta said he is working to bring more aid to Haiti and did not rule out additional flights.