I can't even tell you the extent of my heart break after watching Uncle Jesse a.k.a John Stamos embarrass himself on that Australian talk show. I was so sure some deep, dark secret was going to come out about John, like he's been a closet alcoholic for years or he's been knocking back Vicodin like the Matthew Perry of old.
"There was no alcohol involved,” he told Us Weekly. “I took Ambien at 5 a.m. and got up at 7 a.m.," the ER star explained. “I was OK and did a few radio interviews. Then I had a break at 10 a.m. I dozed off and couldn’t wake up. Security banged on the door, shook me and woke me up. They threw a jacket on me and put me in front of the camera. I did three or four interviews after that, and no one said a word.”
John says "he's very sorry" about the incident and is "afraid to look" at the tapes of his bizarre actions. The actor realizes it must have been pretty bad because his family was extremely alarmed when they saw it.
“I got screaming calls from my mother and my sister asking, ‘Have you lost your mind? Do we need to fly over there?’”
But just like John told US, he assured his family he was fine, and any talk of him heading to rehab was ridiculous. "I barely drink,” he insists. “I have probably had 10 drinks in the last year."
I choose to believe Uncle Jesse, because he's been in the business forever (remember when he was Blackie on General Hospital?) and has had a pretty clean track record.
Try a little warm milk next time, John.