Tom Cruise stopped by the set of The View Thursday to promo his new movie Valkyrie, but the star, a longtime friend of John Travolta and Kelly Preston, turned visibly emotional when the subject turned to the tragic death of the couple’s 16-year-old son Jett.
“I remember Jett when he was born,” Cruise, 46, says on The View, scheduled to air on Friday. “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,” says Cruise. “It’s just horrific. Here you have a man, both of them doting parents, they’re wonderful people and ”
As for speculation that the Travoltas did not seek medical help for Jett, who had a history of seizures, because of their Scientology beliefs, Cruise, also a Scientologist, says the religion does not discourage medical attention.
“That’s just not true,” he says. “They say, ‘Get your physical, get your medication, get your physical illnesses handled.'”