“Fuller House” actor John Stamos teared up as he talked about how his beloved TV niece helped him get sober when he hit rock bottom.
On Thursday, Stamos got emotional at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles when his co-star Jodie Sweetin, who played Stephanie Tanner on Full House, was awarded the Writers in Treatment’s Experience, Strength and Hope Award for her memoir “Unsweetened” and for her advocacy work for recovering addicts, reports Variety.
The 55-year-old star got choked up as he presented the award to Sweetin at the event. Stamos said:
“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.”
“I hit rock bottom. 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.”
Stamos, who is four years sober, attended 12-step meetings at his house and on the set of “Fuller House” that were organized by Sweetin.
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Still feeling all the love from the Experience, Strength and Hope awards Thursday night! A huge and heartfelt thank you to @johnstamos for presenting me with my award and a lovely speech that I will carry in my heart forever. I am SO grateful to all of my family and friends for the support! Thank you, thank you, thank you ❤️❤️❤️” Stylist: @shannonmcclure68 Hair: @annamariaorzano Makeup: @terimakeup Jewelry: @kukkajewelry Shoes: @solesociety Clutch: @anniediamantidis Photo cred: @millarolleiflexphotos
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“Thank God, my wife and my new son will only know me as a sober husband and father. This is Jodie’s legacy in my life.”
After the event, the actor took to Instagram to thank Sweetin for helping him stay on the path of sobriety while battling drug and alcohol addictions.
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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
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Proud moment last night honoring Jodie Sweetin 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
Before joining the cast of “Fuller House,” Sweetin worked as a drug and alcohol counselor after struggling with addiction in her past.
The 37-year-old mother of two daughters, Zoie, 10, and Beatrix, 8, has been sober for almost eight years, according to Variety.
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