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John Travolta Says He Almost Retired After His Son Jett's Death

9/21/2012 11:30am EDT

John Travolta

John Travolta considered quitting acting after the death of his son Jett from a seizure.

The Grease star admits the loss was almost too much to bear after the 15-year-old passed away while on a family holiday in the Bahamas in January, 2009.

The grieving actor was persuaded to return to moviemaking by director Oliver Stone for his latest film Savages after taking a break from the industry.

Travolta tells the BBC, "I lost my son a few years ago and I had, you know, been having quite a time of that and after three years of getting a lot of support from my church and a lot of support from people, fans, family, I decided it was okay to go back to work.

"Because I had even thought about retiring at one point, because it just felt like too much."

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