Kelly Preston Opens Up About Late Son’s Autism

In a rare candid interview, Kelly Preston has finally opened up about her late son, Jett Travolta’s condition that lead to his death in 2009.

In an interview, which will air on November 21 for The Doctors series, Preston said that Jett Travolta had autism, which was one of the causes that lead Jett’s death, when he hit his head in a bathtub, after suffering a seizure at the family’s vacation home at Old Bahama Bay Hotel.

The interview is part of an episode that is an informative special on Alternative Laboratories, which intends to show viewers how organic products are made. By taking part in the candid interview, Preston is said to hope to aid unassuming parents with information about an organic lifestyle.

Preston reveals, “[Jett] was autistic. He had seizures and when he was very young, he had Kawasaki Syndrome.” Kawaski syndrome is said to affect children from the ages of two to five, and can cause inflammation of the arteries. “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,” she continued.

In addition to his autism and Kawaski syndrome, Kelly Preston said that it was also her fast and hard labor, and the use of antibiotics that caused Jett to have thrush, which is an infection of Candida yeast. In some studies thrush has been linked to similar symptoms of autism.

Since Jett Travolta’s death, Kelly Preston, and husband John Travolta have had a tough time recovering, but picked up the pieces with the birth of their son Benjamin, now two-years-old, and Ella, 12-years-old.