John Stamos has entered rehab, People reported Friday afternoon. The news comes just hours after Variety reported that Stamos pulled out as co-host of the Emmy awards nominations next Thursday. Stamos’ representative had cited a “scheduling conflict.”
Stamos was charged with a DUI last month and was taken to hospital for an undisclosed medical condition. Police said Stamos was driving erratically and was later released from hospital. Sources told People at that time that Stamos had suffered emotionally after the death of his mother last September. However, they denied Stamos had an issue with alcohol.
“John has always drunk socially. At one point, it was a problem. But this is not that time in his life.”
Stamos is on a career-high note, with the recently announced Full House reboot, Fuller House, on tap for Netflix next year. He also stars in the new sitcom Grandfathered on Fox this upcoming season. Variety also noted he is to appear in the upcoming sequel to My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
The day after his DUI Stamos tweeted a note of thanks to fans.
Thanks to everyone for their love & support. I’m home & well. Very appreciative of the BHPD & Cedars for their care.
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) June 13, 2015
Only a few days later, he posted a tribute to his late mother.
More wise words from Mamma Stamos. pic.twitter.com/l4mOzEx7yB
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) June 18, 2015
He also sent out an acknowledgment to his late father on Father’s Day.
A court date related to his DUI charge had been set for September 11. The People report from today did not indicate whether the court date has been rescheduled. The report did not disclose any information about the location or expected length of Stamos’ stint in rehab.
After the Fuller House reboot was announced, there was great speculation about whom among the old cast would return. After the Olsen twins, now fashion designers, said they would not return to play a grown-up version of Michelle Tanner, Stamos took to Facebook to wish them well and explain why the reboot was in the works.
“Just so you reporters know – this is not a money gig for any of us – quite the opposite – we want to give the fans what they deserve for supporting us for so many years- we all just want to have fun – do it in a classy way on Netflix and have a good time – sad that a few don’t share the rest of the cast’s opinion – I can only wish them the best – JS”
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