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Travolta Recounts Son's Death at Bahamas Trial

John Travola takes the stand in the trial of two people accused of trying to blackmail him.

John Travolta said Wednesday he tried desperately to save the life of his seizure-prone son and made perhaps his first public description of the boy as autistic as he testified in the trial of two people accused of trying to blackmail him.

With his wife Kelly Preston looking on inside the Nassau courtroom, Travolta said that he performed CPR on his son after a nanny alerted him the teen had fallen ill at a family vacation home on Grand Bahama island. Jett Travolta later died from a seizure.

''I ran downstairs with my wife to help my son,'' Travolta said.

 

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