Actor John Stamos couldn’t hold back the tears when he discussed hitting “rock bottom,” before his Full House co-star Jodie Sweetin helped him with his sobriety.
Stamos presented Sweetin with the Writers in Treatment’s Experience, Strength and Hope Award for her memoir Unsweetined, in Los Angeles last week, where he introduced her in an emotional tribute, Variety reports.
The actor has known Sweetin since she was a young girl on the famous sitcom (and, later, on the Netflix reboot Fuller House), so he was surprised to see how she had become a “master of wisdom.” Sweetin has been sober for eight years and helped Stamos after a DUI back in 2015.
“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. “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 said Sweetin organized 12-step meetings at both his home and the set of Fuller House and successfully helped him get sober.
“Thank god, my wife and my new son will only know me as a sober husband and father,” Stamos said. “This is Jodie’s legacy in my life.”
Sweetin also praised her co-star for his sobriety, saying “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.”
He also shared some beautiful words for her on his Instagram page. Check them out below: