John Stamos says Josh Peck was a 'big inspiration' on his path to sobriety

John Stamos and Josh Peck co-stars on the 2015 Fox series "Grandfathered". Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images
John Stamos spoke about his struggles with alcohol and recovery in an interview with Collider.
He said his former "Grandfathered" co-star Josh Peck helped him sobriety.
Stamos had previously been arrested for DUI and was previously in rehab.
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John Stamos said his former co-star Josh Peck played a major role in his sobriety.
While speaking with Collider's Christina Radish, Stamos recalled his struggles with alcohol and his path to recovery over the years.
"I think I should meet Josh Peck," said Stamos, 57, of the former Drake and Josh star. "Josh Peck has been a huge inspiration in my recovery."
Stamos and Peck, 34, played together on the 2015 Fox sitcom "Grandfathered" before it was discontinued. Around this time, Stamos said he had "taken a wrong turn" and needed to "straighten out".
"Then I'm on this show with this guy who's been in recovery for many, many years, and I'm playing my son. That role should be it," Stamos said.
He added, "I wouldn't be alive if I hadn't straightened myself up, and he was certainly a part of it."
Stamos hit the headlines in June 2015 when he was arrested in Beverly Hills on suspicion of alcohol driving. Later that year, he spoke to former Today co-host Matt Lauer about his decision to seek treatment.
"I lost my mother last year, who was the love of my life - obviously a difficult time for me," said Stamos, reported the Los Angeles Times. "I had this moment, I was on time off and I had to make a decision. So I used the time and made a choice and I'm just so grateful for it."
In 2019, Stamos recalled how his former "Full House" co-star Jodi Sweetin had also helped him accept treatment. He was at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles to present Sweetin with an award for her "Unsweetined" memoir and advocacy.
"It took a long time to disappoint everyone who looked after me and it culminated in a terrible DUI that could have killed someone," said Stamos, reported Variety.
"I've hit rock bottom. Jodie has lovingly allowed me to go my own way, and when I finally humbled myself to ask for your help, I realized that the cheeky little babbler had become the master of wisdom and for some the toughest 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."
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