John Stamos talks drunk driving arrest, rehab and Peter Pan syndrome

The ‘Full House’ star talks about a moment he describes as ‘the hardest thing ever’

Quirky facts about John Stamos.He was enrolled at Cypress College when he decided to quit first term to pursue acting. .He's a Disney fanatic and has a huge Disney memorabilia collection.He's a celeb on Broadway as well! .He was in the marching band in high school.Hi first role was on General Hospital.

In a recent interview, “Big Shot” actor John Stamos said his struggles with drinking, being in a drunk driving accident and rehab led him to suicidal thoughts.

“For the longest time, when I was not sober, when I was fuzzy, I thought, ‘I’ve done it all.’ I didn’t wanna kill myself, but I didn’t care if I died,” said Stamos in an interview with CBS Sunday Morning.

In 20015, Stamos pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence in Beverly Hills, California. NBC News reported that his plea deal included completing three-months in an alcohol abuse program, attending 53 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and receiving addiction counseling.

“I just have flashes in my mind about driving in circles. And people were driving near me and they would roll the window down, ‘Uncle Jesse, pull over!’” Stamos continued.

The “Full House” actor attributes his actions in part to Peter Pan Syndrome — refusing to grow up and mature and acting out.

“When you have the whole world going, ‘You look 20,’ I didn’t have any of those tentpoles that say you’re an adult, right? I was just skatin’ through.”

Healthline defines Peter Pan Syndrome as a leading factor for some adults who continue to cling to the carefree days of youth and find emotional and financial responsibilities challenging well into adulthood. Since 2015, Uncle Jessie has turned things around.

Stamos married for a second time in 2018 and has a son with his wife Caitline McHugh. He shared that now he’s choosing to live in the moment and is looksing forward to what the future holds.

“But I’m not looking too far in advance. I’m just thinking about now,” he stated. “‘Cause the next moment might be someone, you know, gone, right?”

“Big Shot” season two airs October 12 on Disney+, and Stamos is set to release his memoir, “If You Would Have Told Me,” in 2023.