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.