John Stamos is thankful for his “Full House” co-star Jodie Sweetin.
The ’90s heartthrob, 55, presented his longtime friend with the Writers in Treatment’s Experience, Strength and Hope Award for her memoir Unsweetined Thursday night at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. But while on stage, Stamos credited the actress with helping him get sober.
“It took me a long time, a long time disappointing everyone who cared about me, culminating in a terrible DUI where I could have killed somebody,” Stamos, who is coming up on eight years sober, said.
“I hit rock bottom,” he continued. “Jodie lovingly allowed me to walk my own path and when I finally humbled myself to ask for your help, I realized that the perky little blabbermouth had become the master of wisdom and was right by my side during some of the most difficult days of my life.”
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Proud moment last night honoring @jodiesweetin at the Experience, Hope & Strength Awards. Who knew this little blonde scene-stealer in a side pony-tale would grow up and change so many lives. (Mine included) Her sobriety is inspirational to say the least. Congrats Jodie on this award recognizing your extraordinary journey. You give so many people HOPE. Love you! UJ
According to Stamos, Sweetin organized 12-step meetings at his Los Angeles home and on the set of Netflix’s “Fuller House”.
“Thank God, my wife and my new son will only know me as a sober husband and father,” he added. “This is Jodie’s legacy in my life.”
When Sweetin took the stage to accept her award, she praised Stamos: “John, I’m so proud of you and it’s been the greatest thing to watch someone that you love have the light come back on again.”
“Fuller House” is available to stream only on Netflix.