'I wanted to retire from acting after my son died': John Travolta  on how it all became too much

By Daily Mail Reporter

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John Travolta nearly gave up acting after the loss of his son Jett, he revealed on BBC Breakfast on Friday.

His 16-year-old son Jett passed away three years ago after suffering a seizure on a family holiday in the Bahamas.

So the actor, 58, could be forgiven for wanting to forsake all fame forever after the tragedy.

Retiring: The actor opened up about the hard times following his son's death

Retiring: The actor opened up about the hard times following his son's death

The grieving father said he only agreed to star in his new film, Savages, because it was a 'high-end, five-star film'.

'I lost my son a few years ago and I had been having quite a time of that,' he told BBC Breakfast.

'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.'

Savages marks John's first film after the loss of his son, and also stars Blake Lively, Salma Hayek and Benicio del Toro.

Jett Travolta passed away after suffering a seizure three years ago

Jett Travolta passed away after suffering a seizure three years ago

During the interview, John also called for a privacy law and condemned the publication of topless photographs of Kate Middleton.

The actor, who famously danced with Diana, Princess of Wales at a White House dinner in 1985, said it was the 'worst time to be famous'.

'There is a right to privacy whether you're famous or not famous and I feel that anyone being invaded at that level is unfortunate.'

'There should be a law, no one would like that.'

Smile again: John Travolta is back withSavages, pictures here Nadja Schildknecht, Karl Spoerri and Oliver Stone at the opening of Zurich Film Festival 2012 on Thursday

Smile again: John Travolta is back withSavages, pictures here Nadja Schildknecht, Karl Spoerri and Oliver Stone at the opening of Zurich Film Festival 2012 on Thursday

The film, which opens on Friday, is based on Don Winslow's best-selling thriller and also stars Blake Lively, Salma Hayek and Benicio del Toro.

John and his wife Kelly Preston have since had a new son, Benjamin.

The little tot joined his famous father and mother on the publicity tour for the new Oliver Stone directed flick last week.

Family time: John took his wife Kelly Preston and their young son Benjamin with him to Paris on his promotional tour last week

Family time: John took his wife Kelly Preston and their young son Benjamin with him to Paris on his promotional tour last week



 

The comments below have been moderated in advance.

He's talking about something very sad here and you're all talking about his hair? Have some respect. R.I.P

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Choked on my cornflakes this morning when i saw him on TV, that painted on hair looks ridiculous, why doesn't someone tell him?

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For christ sake man loose the wig you look like a clown ,you are bald face it and long gone are the days when you had jet black hair so do us a favour and get real

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Pity you didn't. - Shoplady , Derby, United Kingdom, 21/9/2012 13:52 Ouch Shoplady. Thats a bit harsh.

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His hair is a matted weave. It should be made from real hair and have some length. It makes him look absolutely laughable.

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With all his money, he can afford to get the best and most natural looking hair replacement. I can't stand to look at him with that horrible hair style he now has. Looks like its painted on with black paste. Doesn't he realize what he looks like? Doesn't his wife tell him?

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Is his hair one of these "spray on" jobs?

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whats with the lego hair?

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Looks like sprayed on hair.

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Thats a lovely oil rig...

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