John Stamos Reveals Childhood Sexual Abuse Trauma in Upcoming Memoir

John Stamos’ Painful Revelation

John Stamos, best known for his role in “Full House,” has courageously disclosed that he was sexually abused as a child when he was around ’10 or 11.’

He has opened up about this traumatic experience ahead of the release of his memoir, “If You Would Have Told Me,” due on October 24.

Decades of Suppression

For many years, Stamos had buried the painful memories of the alleged abuse, but the process of writing his memoir forced him to confront his past.

In an excerpt obtained by People, Stamos reflects on his experience, stating, “I mean, I knew, it was always in the back, and I do so much advocacy for the [survivors].

I felt like, I remembered it slightly. It has always been there, but I packed it away as people do, right?”

Silent Suffering

The actor never shared his traumatic experience with anyone, admitting, “I think I told myself, like, ‘Ah, it’s girls, man.’

It was like you’re playing dead so they’ll stop. But it wasn’t totally aggressive. I don’t know, it was not good.”

Advocacy and Awakening

Stamos’s journey to confront his past began while preparing an acceptance speech for an award he received for his advocacy on behalf of abused children.

It was during this process that his suppressed memories resurfaced.

Stamos expressed his internal conflict, noting that he didn’t want to make the event about himself but eventually felt compelled to address his past.

Impact on Childhood

The actor revealed that the abuse occurred when he was around ’10 or 11,’ an age at which he believes he should not have had to endure such experiences.

A Father’s Perspective

Stamos, now a father to five-year-old son Billy, shared his protective instincts, stating, “But I’ll tell you, if I found out someone was doing that to my son, that’s a totally different story.”

Additional Struggles and Sobriety

Aside from his past trauma, John Stamos has also battled addiction issues.

His struggles with alcohol and substance abuse reached a low point when he was arrested for DUI in 2015, which marked a turning point in his life.

He recognized the need to get sober, admitting he was surrounded by the wrong people and in a dark place.

Support and Healing

The actor credits his wife and son for helping him maintain his sobriety.

He discussed the profound impact of addiction on his life and the steps he took to break free from it, which included rehab and a determination to overcome his struggles.

The Path to Recovery

Stamos shared his journey to recovery and highlighted the challenges he faced, including medication and addiction to Ambien.

He expressed relief in being free from those substances and embracing a drug-free lifestyle.

Stamos’ Legacy and Career

John Stamos achieved worldwide fame through his role in “Full House,” a beloved TV series that ran from 1987 to 1995.

He continued his involvement in the entertainment industry through projects like “Fuller House,” which carried the legacy of the original show.

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