John Stamos Recalls Moment He Realized He ‘Had To Sober Up’ And Kick Alcohol Addiction

John Stamos attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California.
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John Stamos recalled the moment he realized he had to “sober up” and kick his alcohol addiction once and for all, something he said he had been battling for a long time.

In the 60-year-old actor’s upcoming memoir “If You Would Have Told Me,” the “Full House” star said he had a lot of highs and lows on his path to sobriety, but the turning point was a driving under the influence (DUI) incident in 2015, People magazine reported.

“I had to sober up. I was just drinking too much,” Stamos said. “I just went low. I didn’t go high. I just surrounded myself with people I shouldn’t have been with.”

“I had that DUI and I was like, ‘I can’t do this. I’ve got to straighten up,'” he added. “That’s when I was confusing the universe because I’m not a bad person, but I was doing crappy things.”

Not long after the DUI, Stamos admitted himself to rehab, which he said “was dark for a little bit.” But, he added,”it started to get better” and he ended up making a “lot of really good friends.”


“I had a lot waiting for me, and I feel bad because a lot of people don’t, because they burned their lives down,” the “Fuller House” star said. “Luckily, I had my sisters, but I also had ‘Fuller House.’ I got home and I think like a week later, we started ‘Fuller House.'”

The Netflix reboot of the popular sitcom “Full House,” which ran from 1987-1995, began filming, and in 2016 it was available on the streaming site. Stamos was joined by other originals from the series like Candace Cameron Bure, Bob Saget, and Jodie Sweetin. It was a hit and ran for the next four years.

Stamos credits his wife of five years, Caitlin McHugh Stamos, and their 5-year-old son for helping him stay sober.

“They have kept me on this path because going down the road of being sober and taking care of yourself, everybody tries,” the actor said. “Everybody does it. You could get going for a little while. Then, it’s like, ‘I can drink again.’ So it’s staying on the path is what they mostly do for me.”

“If You Would Have Told Me” is due out Tuesday, October 24.

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