John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston are in the news again. Kelly Preston appears on an episode of the Doctors, which airs tomorrow 11/21, and she opens up for the first time about the tragic accidental death of the couples oldest child, Jett Travolta.
"Do not believe a lot of the things you read," says Preston, Jett's mother, "So absolutely he was autistic. He had seizures and when he was very young, he had Kawasaki Syndrome, which is not something that is very familiar, but is has to do with…they get very sick and high fever and rashes, I'm sure your very familiar with that."
Jett Travolta died accidentally while having an epileptic seizure in the bathroom of the family's opulent vacation home on Grand Bahama Island, falling and hitting his head on the bathtub, on Friday January 2, 2009.
Preston revealed to Dr. Travis Stork during her interview on The Doctors, that her son's genetic disease, Kawasaki's Syndrome, and several other factors, led to the child's autism. Those other factors include her use of antibiotics while nursing the newborn and her "fast and hard" labor during child birth.
"I strongly believe as a mother, as does my husband, that there are certain contributing factors that lead to autism and some of it is very much the chemicals in our environment and in our food."
This interview by Ms. Preston is only the second time that anyone from the family has stated out loud that Jett had been previously diagnosed as autistic, the first by John Travolta himself, during a blackmail lawsuit brought by the family over threats made by the ambulance driver the day of Jett's death.
The Travolta's changed to an organic lifestyle many years ago, and Kelly thought the healthy lifestyle was bringing Jett out of his autism, a theory also advanced by Jenny McCarthy.
But Preston pushed on as to the origins of her son's health related problems. She indicated that she had had food poisoning when she was 5 months pregnant. Additionally, she was given antibiotics immediately after giving birth, a recuperative measure for the high fever she had while in labor. Her Doctor insisted that it was safe to breastfeed while on antibiotics, however Jett contracted a Candida yeast infection known as Thrush, a condition sometimes linked to autism.
All this talk about autism is against The Church of Scientology Doctrine, of which John Travolta and Kelly Preston are members. They are two of the high profile members, along with Tom Cruise, the actor.
The Church of Scientology refuses to believe that mental and emotional disorders are a real ailment, and that psychologists and psychiatrists are con men, and these types of problems can only be cured through the spiritual enlightenment and counseling that only the church offers.
John and Kelly's defiance [sic] of Church teachings must be a real blow to Scientology Church leaders, coming on the heels of Tom Cruise's much publicized quickie divorce from Katie Holmes, seemingly settled in a hurry to satisfy the Church [sic].