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John Stamos said his former co-star, Josh Peck, played a significant role in his sobriety.
While speaking to Collider’s Christina Radish, Stamos recalled his struggles with alcohol and his road to recovery over the years.
“I think I was meant to meet Josh Peck,” Stamos, 57, said of the former “Drake and Josh” star. “Josh Peck was a big inspiration in my recovery.”
Stamos and Peck, 34, starred together on the 2015 Fox sitcom, “Grandfathered,” before it was canceled. Around that time, Stamos said that he was “going down a wrong path” and needed to “straighten out.”
“Then, I’m on this show with this guy who was then in recovery for many, many years, playing my son. That part was meant to be,” said Stamos.
He added: “I wouldn’t be alive if I hadn’t straightened up, and he was certainly part of it.”
Stamos made headlines in June 2015 when he was arrested in Beverly Hills on suspicion of driving under the influence. He opened up about his decision to receive treatment to former “Today” co-host Matt Lauer later that year.
“I lost my mother last year, who was the love of my life — obviously a difficult time for me,” said Stamos, the Los Angeles Times reported. “I had this moment, I had some time off and I had a decision to make. So I took advantage of the time and I made a choice, and I’m just so grateful that I did.”
Stamos recalled in 2019 how his former “Full House” co-star, Jodi Sweetin, also helped him accept treatment. He was at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles to present Sweetin with an award for her memoir, “Unsweetined,” and her advocacy.
“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 said, Variety reported.
“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,” he said.
Stamos added that his wife and son “will only know me as a sober husband and father. This is Jodie’s legacy in my life.”