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Stamos Hit Rock Bottom After Mom's Death, This Letter Turned Him Around

Even when you're a celebrity, there are harsh realities in life you can't escape. One reality is the loss of a loved one. When actor John Stamos lost his mother in 2014, he reveals that he was devastated, and it started the star on a downward spiral. Then he found a note that helped him go on, and he feels like his mother left it for that very reason.

Stamos has had a long and successful career, but his iconic role is that of Uncle Jesse on 'Full House,' a role he reprised for the reboot of the series, 'Fuller House.' He spoke to talk show host Howard Stern about his struggle after losing his mother, Loretta.

Stamos said his values, morals, and life in general began to deteriorate. He started drinking heavily. "[M]ore and more I was just dipping into that dark place. It happened more and more and it just got darker and darker," he explained.

After getting a DUI he nearly hit rock bottom. Stamos says he felt 'stupid' and 'ignorant' for making such a move. Soon after, he felt a heartwarming note penned by his mother before she died. He knew she left it and that he was meant to find it. “Life's an occasion, rise to it," the brief note read. "Don't be sad because I died, be happy because I lived. I had a wonderful life.”

Stamos poured his own heart out in a letter to his mother for Mother's Day last year. The letter was printed in Good Housekeeping and is enough to bring tears to any mother's eyes.

"Those sparkling hazel eyes were always looking for the good in people," he wrote. "We'd go to a restaurant, and you'd start talking to the waitress or waiter. “Oh, you're so pretty ... you're such a smart young man,” this and that. Everyone who spent time with you walked away feeling better about themselves. Especially me, Alaina and Janeen. We used to joke with you about it — call you overbearing or just say, “Stop, please, Mom, c'mon!” But now I find myself doing it too — being over-complimentary, lovey, gushy, accentuating the good in people."

"I miss you madly, mother — until we meet again. And we will!" he concluded, signing it 'Johnny.'

It’s a beautiful tribute. And it’s good to know that such a wonderful woman’s memory will live on.

Source: IJR
Photo: Instagram/JohnStamos

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