Tommy Lee reveals John Travolta is 'doing really well' recovering from wife Kelly Preston’s tragic death
Tommy Lee described his friend John Travolta as "the sweetest man" ever as he revealed how the actor has a "great team of people" around him to help him cope with the death of wife Kelly Preston. The 58-year-old Motley Crue drummer said the 'Pulp Fiction' star, 66, was "doing really well" despite the devastating loss of his wife to breast cancer in July this year, HollywoodLife reported.
Lee, who is close to Travolta, told ET in an interview how he spent time with Travolta and Travolta's 20-year-old daughter Ella to celebrate Lee's wife Brittany Furlan‘s birthday. "I just talked to him, he’s back in town here. He’s doing really well,” Lee said. “He has a great team of people around him, his kids are doing wonderful,” he continued. “He’s doing everything to make them comfortable and I think, just personally knowing that it’s been happening or coming up, I’m sure it doesn’t ease the pain at all of... having something slowly come that you can kind of start to prepare for.”
Lee also revealed what he thought of the 'Grease' star and showered praise on his character. “He’s in good spirits. What a lovely man,” he said. “He’s probably the sweetest man I think I’ve ever met, honestly.” Kelly died on July 12 after battling breast cancer. “Choosing to keep her fight private, she had been undergoing medical treatment for some time, supported by her closest family and friends,” John and her reps said in a statement at the time, describing the actress as “a bright, beautiful and loving soul who cared deeply about others and who brought life to everything she touched.” Kelly's rep added, “Her family asks for your understanding of their need for privacy at this time.”
The Hollywood great took to Instagram a month after his wife's demise to share a heartwarming video of him and daughter Ella, dancing in Kelly's memory. “My daughter @ella.travolta and I dancing in memory of momma. One of Kelly’s favorite things, dancing with me,” Travolta wrote in a heartfelt caption for the post.
Last week, Lee vowed that he would leave the US if President Donald Trump won re-election in November. The 58-year-old told The Big Issue he would head back to Greece, where he was born, should Trump win. While speaking to the publication, he said, "Dude, I swear to god if that happens then I’m coming over to visit the UK I’m out of here. I’ll go back to my motherland, go back to Greece, and get a house on one of the islands." He added that Trump is making America look bad to other countries all over the world. "The thing that stings the most is that I feel like we’re embarrassing," Lee said.
"I feel like people in Europe and the rest of the world look at America and think: ‘What the f**k are you guys doing over there? Stop voting for celebrities and get someone real to run the country'," he added.