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John Travolta Skips Premiere To Honor His Grief Over Son's Death

In January of 2009 John Travolta lost his young son Jett at the family's vacation home in the Bahamas after suffering a seizure.  The actor is not surprisingly still dealing with tremendous grief over the loss.

(Image of John Travolta from Wikipedia - 2007 - All Rights Reserved).

As someone who lost my beloved husband over 4 years ago, I still deal with the grief of losing him every day of my life.  It does get easier as the years go by, but the first year is the hardest for most.

It was no surprise that John decided to opt out of the premiere of his new movie, The Taking of Pelham 123, with co-star Denzel Washington who graciously covered for John and told the media John was still staying out of the spotlight.

Denzel told the media "I talked to John (recently). Needless to say, he's struggling. He's struggling. More than talking to him, I listened to him, for about two or three hours. It's going to take time. What can you say but just be there as a friend? He's such a sweet, sweet person."

Dealing with grief is challenging but doing it at a Red Carpet event would seem horrendous, at least to me.  Since John has been on the downlow since Jett's death I can understand why he wanted to skip the premiere and all the questions which would certainly have followed.

One of the best things a grieving person can do is honor their feelings as they come up.  If John felt the need to skip the movie premiere then he is honoring his own grief and his love for his son.

My best thoughts and wishes go to John and his family as they deal with Jett's death.

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