John Travolta has written a touching post on his Facebook page, based on the hurt he felt when he lost his son Jett 7 years ago.
Jett Travolta died at the age of 16 in January 2009 from a seizure when he struck his head against a bath during a family holiday in the Bahamas.
Along with a black and white photograph of the two of them, he wrote:
“They say the hardest thing in the world is losing a parent. I can now say that isn’t true. The hardest thing in the world is losing a child. Someone you raised and watched grow everyday. Someone you taught how to walk and talk. Someone you showed how to love. It’s the worst thing to ever happen to anyone. My son passed away. He brought me so much joy. He was my everything. Those 16 years of being his father taught me how to love unconditionally. We have to stop and be thankful for our children and children should stop and be thankful for their parents. Because, life is very short. Spend time with your parents and parents spend time with your children. Treat them well. Because, one day, when you look up from your phone, they won’t be there anymore. What I truly learned most of all is, love everyday like it’s your last. Because, one day, it will be. Take chances and go live life. Tell the ones you love, that you love them everyday. Don’t take any moment for granted. Life is worth living.”
Both his father and his mother Kelly Preston have since confirmed their eldest son was autistic and had a history of seizures.
The couple have two other children: 13-year-old daughter Ella Bleu and three-year-old son Benjamin.
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