He's one of Hollywood's most iconic actors, but John Travolta recently revealed that he almost retired from acting after the sudden death of his 16-year-old son Jett three years ago. Speaking to BBC Breakfast, he said: 'I lost my son a few years ago and I had been having quite a time of that.
'After three years getting a lot of support from my church and a lot of support from people, fans, family, I decided that it was OK to go back to work. I'd even thought of retiring at one point, because it felt like too much.'
However, he's back in the limelight again, promoting his first movie since his son's death, Savages.
The 58-year-old actor is currently at the 60th San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain to promote the movie, which also stars the likes of Salma Hayek, Blake Lively and Benicio Del Toro.
It would be a shame if someone of John's calibre were to retire from public after such a tragic time. I would also like to send my good wishes to him and assure him he's still an icon to so many of us that our hearts would break at such sad news. All the best for your future John and may your heart fill with joy at remembering the son you love as he was. I have 2 daughters and can only imagine such a loss of either of them that my heart does break for you, but love endures all. Love always Carolyn Seabrook.
Hi John , Nice to see you on the bbc breakfast News . and it Nice see you back and working on a New Movie . me and my girlfriend we like your Movies you Are in . the hat you are wearing . I got one Two . it Nice see you back John , Best Wishe John and your family . xxxxxx
from mark white and sonia cox . uk
As a parent of 3, loss of your child is everyones nightmare. JT you'd bin all the trappings to turn back the clock. BUT spare a thought for a moment, for the ordinary but very special parents of those UK & USA youth who have given their lives in the political wars far away.
Not so many coffins on the news these days, but DON'T EVERY FORGET, PLEASE.
If I look half as good as that at 58 i,ll be content.
Just a thought,perhaps John & Sly Stallone could meet up,if they havent already..they have both recently lost their sons,it may do them some healing...just a thought...
Rock on John your a true screen legend, from Grease to present day....How many other people can boast they got their own runway & plane, wow... just nipping out for some bread & milk dear....pops over to Paris...cool or what.
Happy 2 c u back mate,but please keep your hat on we dont really want to see the murder of a hair cut/wig thing on your head!
Looks like you used a black marker pen to colour your scalp/head matey! Good luck.