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Back in the summer of 2007, John Stamos went on Australian television and generally made a complete ass of himself. He appeared inebriated and totally out of it, but pulled a Paula Abdul and denied it was anything other than prescription meds. He claimed it was the evil combination of Ambien, jet lag, and not enough sleep. John stumbled around, and read the hosts’ lines off the teleprompter while making lewd gestures at her. Lovely behavior, to be sure. Of course, none of it was his fault, he was just dumb and took too much Ambien, right? Not so much. Now John admits he was drunk as a skunk.
John Stamos has come clean about his outrageous appearance on an Australian talk show in 2007: He was totally trashed.
The actor was Down Under to promote ER when he slurred his way through a morning TV show, wandering around the set, reading host Kerri-Anne Kennerley’s lines from the teleprompter and making lewd gestures in front of her.
Although he apologized for his behavior at the time, blaming it on jet lag and sleeping pills, John, 46, confesses to The Advocate magazine, “I’ll be honest: When I went on that morning show, I was drunk.
“Yes, I was on sleeping pills and I was jet-lagged, but I was also just plastered. And I never said I wasn’t, but that whole Warner Bros. publicity machine got involved and said, ‘Just say he was jet-lagged.’
“I said, ‘No, tell ’em the truth! I was f****** drunk in Australia. Big deal.’”
Interestingly, John seems either to have a very poor memory or some problems with lying. When he said, “And I never said I wasn’t [drunk],” that is untrue. He told TVGuide.com: “‘I was not drinking. I did not drink either morning. I do not have an alcohol problem. I am not David Hasselhoff. This is not a pattern.’” Whether or not Warner Brothers told him to say that is irrelevant: he told OK! he never said otherwise when he did. He also dragged David Hasselhoff into it, which was totally unnecessary. The Hoff has some serious drinking issues, but by most accounts he’s always working on them. Sometimes he successes and sometimes he fails, but I think people are generally rooting for him. I feel strangely protective of the Hoff. Stamos bringing up Hasselhoff’s name like that was basically him saying “I’m not some drunk lush like you.” Well, maybe he is and maybe he isn’t. He also said he wasn’t drunk at all, and that turned out not to be true.
Here’s John with Gina Gershon and Nolan Gerard Funk at the opening night after party for ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ in New York on Thursday. Images thanks to WENN.com .