18/02/2014 09:09 GMT | Updated 18/02/2014 09:59 GMT

John Travolta Says Son Jett's Death Meant: 'Life Was No Longer Interesting'

John Travolta has revealed he thought "life was no longer interesting" after his son died.

The actor spoke about the death of his 16-year-old son Jett in 2009, during an 'audience with' show at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, in central London on Sunday night.

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The 'Saturday Night Fever' star described Jett's death as 'the worst thing that's ever happened in my life'.

"The truth is, I didn't know if I was going to make it," he revealed. "It took a lot to get me better."

Jett died from a seizure during a family holiday in the Bahamas.

John said the Church of Scientology had helped him carry on after his loss, saying: "I will forever be grateful to Scientology for supporting me for two years solid, I mean Monday through Sunday.

"They didn't take a day off, working through different angles of the techniques to get through grief and loss, and to make me feel that finally I could get through a day."

Back in 2012, John revealed he "even thought about retiring at one point, because it was too much.

"After three years of a lot of support from my church, my fans and family, I thought it was ok to go back to work," he said.


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