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Tom Cruise: Jett Travolta's Death "Horrific"

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Tom Cruise spoke out to ladies of "The View" about the death of friend Jett Travolta's 16-year-old son. He also spent time to defending their religion of Scientology.

In an interview that airs Friday, a shaken Cruise says the tragedy is "Just horrific. Here you have a man, both of them doting parents, they're wonderful people."

As for Scientology, the religion he shares with the Travoltas, Cruise addressed the claim that the controversial religion discourages followers from seeking medical care, "That's just not true. It's actually false," Cruise said. "They say, 'Get your physical, get your medication, get your physical illnesses handled.'"

He went on about Jett, "I remember Jett when he was born ... I saw him when he was just a few months old and John just adored him, and both of his children, and Kelly ... I just don't have the words for it."

The full interview airs on "The View" Friday.

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Cynthia DeCesare January 8, 2009, 8:17 PM

My y/o son was diagnosed at the age of 4 months with Kawasakis Dis. and has aortic aneurisyms as a result. He is healthy in every other way and very active but due to his cardiac problem we must limit his activities, the things he loves like hockey. I live in constant fear for my sons mortality, his well being. My heart goes out to the Travolta family. We are not suppose to outlive our children. And we cannot even imagine what is is like unless we have lived it.

Lord Valle January 9, 2009, 12:03 AM

I so sorry for there lost it horrible to lose a kid to any kind of diseas and it hard.

Laurie January 9, 2009, 2:32 AM

It makes me cry thinking about how this family is suffering. Nothing can be worse than losing a gift as precious as a child. I nearly lost my son to Kawasaki’s Disease at age 3. He developed severe coronary aneurysms as a result. Was forbidden to exercise by his first cardiologist but his father refused to listen. He took our son our regularly and they played every sport, especially tennis. When my son wanted to join his high school team, the doctor ordered an angiogram or would refuse permission. It showed that he had developed colateral circulation around the heart. Shocked, the cardiologist gave his blessing and said that it may very well save his life some day. He is 24, loved more than ever, thriving, and plays every day- for fun. He has also taken a baby aspirin a day since his illness.

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