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Travolta: I exercise for my kids

John Travolta has explained he keeps fit to generate the energy necessary to be with his kids.

The 60-year-old actor was recently pictured in an Instagram snap at the gym in the middle of the night, taken and shared by a man he met there whilst working out. Now John’s spoken about why he’s so dedicated to staying in shape.

"[I work out] for my health… as you get older, if you have kids that are young – I mean, my son's four and my daughter's 14. I should be really a grandfather, but I'm a father," he told Access Hollywood. "They still want me to play with them at the level of a much younger man. So in order to stay healthy for them, that's what I do."

John doesn’t just stick to pumping iron at all hours in an effort to remain fit. The star also has a sturdy regime of sport and supplements, which he explained.

"I play tennis every day and I lift weights, and I take vitamins and try to keep my health so I can stick around for them," the actor said.

Outside of physical upkeep, John is also planning a foray into the television world. Seeing as his best known work is in film, with movies like Face/Off, Grease and Savages, this will be a new step for him.

"Last year I was very busy – I found some movies that I liked, and I said yes to them and did them and they all came out excellently. And then I said yes to the miniseries of the O.J. story," he recalled. "I took a while to decide, but all my friends, all the people I respect most in the industry, said I should take that leap to do something special on television, and I'm doing it."

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