John Stamos Talks Rehab Shame And Sleeping Pill Addiction

John Stamos has come clean about his “horrific DUI” that sent him into rehab over his booze and pills obsessions!

The ‘Fuller House’ star went on Howard Stern’s Sirius radio show to talk about the humiliating DUI arrest this past June — when The National ENQUIRER reported that his old pal Bob Saget told him to get help before he flushed his career down the toilet!

“I could have hurt somebody,” John told Howard. “It was really stupid and ignorant of me, and I hated myself for that. It was a bad, bad thing.

“So I said to myself, I have to stop this!”

John told Howard that he began to rely more on alcohol after the death of his father in 1998.

“I lost myself,” said John.

“I lost my sense of discipline, which my dad taught me so well, and I just became someone – more and more, I was just dipping into that dark place.

“It happened more and more and it just got darker and darker. It stunted my growth. Emotionally – maybe I would be married with kids right now.”

John added that things got even darker after he lost his mother Loretta in September of 2014.

“I never really got back on track,” he said.

“A piece of me just was gone…It was a big part of my purpose for many, many years to be there for her and be a good son.”

He also blamed a reliance on the sleeping medication Ambien for many of his problems.

“That damn Ambien,” he said.

“I’m so happy to be off that. Completely off…My memory was starting to get really f–ked up, too, from that.

“I couldn’t remember names and places and things. That was the hardest thing to kick, by the way.

“Booze and whatever, that happened, but the Ambien was tough!”

And while John might be regretting not having a family, he still seemed upbeat when looking back on how he’s avoided ending up like the character he plays in the sitcom “Grandfathered” — about a dedicated bachelor who discovers he has a child and a grandchild!

“I’m careful and I have been careful,” said John, even as he admitted that he had once gotten a woman pregnant in his late twenties, with her later getting an abortion.

“It really wasn’t my choice,” said John. “I think it was sort of a mutual decision.”

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