It’s a very sad news day today, as first we learned of DJ AM’s death and now we hear a sad story of how Kelly Preston is not yet ready to appear in public. Preston, the mother of Jett Travolta, who died in January in their home in the Bahamas, was due to speak at an event but has had to back out. Kelly is just not yet ready to speak publicly about losing her son and dealing with her grief. It just once again makes us so sad at the memory of that terrible story. And it also makes us realize that although the Travolta family may not be on the cover of every magazine any more, and while the story may seem ‘old’ to some, it’s something they’re all still dealing with every single day. From Pop Crunch,
“Kelly Preston is not ready to speak publicly about the death of her 16-year-old son Jett, who passed away earlier this year at the family’s home in the Bahamas.
Preston has withdrawn from California First Lady Maria Shriver’s California Governor’s Conference for Women in Long Beach this October. The wife of John Travolta was due to speak on the “Grief & Resilience” panel.
“It is with my sincere apologies that I must pull out from speaking at [the] conference. I am sorry, but I truly believed that I could do it,” Preston said in a statement to PEOPLE Friday. “Otherwise I never would have said that I could. But I am still deeply in the process of healing, and it’s just too soon.”
I don’t think anyone would begrudge Kelly, or anyone else dealing with such a tragic loss, for taking care of themselves and their family right now. Again, our hearts go out to Kelly, John, and the rest of the family as they continue to heal.
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