07/09/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

John Travolta Thanks Peers For Helping Him Since Son's Death

As John Travolta copes with the death of son Jett, the normally outgoing actor skipped promotional appearances for his new film The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, instead taking the time out of the spotlight to grieve.

In a statement posted on his Web site, Travolta says his colleagues "stepped up without hesitation to help promote this wonderful film, and their unselfish efforts have allowed my family the additional time to reconcile our loss."

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