LISA MARIE PRESLEY – rocked by a heart-numbing emotional meltdown – turned to Scientology pal JOHN TRAVOLTA to help get her life back on track.
The 43-year-old daughter of Elvis Presley buckled under the pressure of trying to revive her music career while risking her health to lose weight plus the stress of raising her 2-year-old twin girls Finley and Harper, insiders say.
“All of Lisa Marie’s problems came to a head in a perfect storm of stress – from readying her new CD to her never-ending battle to stay thin and the constant demands of the twins,” a family friend told The ENQUIRER.
“After Elvis’ death, she’d vowed to make her daddy proud of her as a performer. But her musical efforts have fallen short.”
About two weeks ago, she crumpled emotionally over her music comeback, said the source.
“I think Lisa Marie probably knows this album with producer T Bone Burnett is really her last chance for a showbiz hit,” the friend confided.
“It’s been six years since her last record, and this one is a do-or-die project.”
Elvis’ little girl is also concerned over her recent weight gain, said the source.
As The ENQUIRER reported early this year, Lisa Marie dieted from 165 lbs. down to 110, shedding 55 lbs. in just five months. She’s regained 20 pounds since then but has been drinking protein smoothies and avoiding sugar, trans fats and white bread in a bid to slim down again, said the source.
“Lisa Marie fluctuates between trying to live healthy and then going back to eating and drinking almost whatever she wants,” said the source. “She could be getting caught up in a nightmare cycle of yo-yo dieting that would be dangerous to her health.”
With her life spinning out of control, she turned to Travolta for support, said the source.
“John’s been a father figure to Lisa Marie for years,” explained the friend.
“Not only are they both Scientologists, but he’s well-versed in showbiz pressures. No one knows more about comebacks than he does, and John gave her the courage to go on.”
Travolta also allowed stressed-out Lisa Marie and hubby Michael Lockwood, her musical director, to take a break from their current home base near London, England, and offered them the use of his Bahamas vacation condo.
“They packed up the twins and headed off to the Bahamas,” said the friend. “Lisa Marie found it incredibly calming.”
“Lisa Marie had hit rock bottom – thank God John saved her,” added the source.