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John Stamos on life after rehab: 'I feel better than I've felt in a decade'

It's been a year since John Stamos lost his mother, Loretta. And it hasn't been an easy year for the actor.
/ Source: TODAY

It's been a year since the woman John Stamos called the "love of my life," his mother Loretta, died. And that year hasn't been an easy one for the actor.

Months after his mom's death, Stamos was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Shortly after that, he entered rehab.

Now, with rehab behind him and a brighter outlook in front of him, Stamos is opening up about the experience.

"You know, I've had a rough year with my mom dying, so it all came to a head, and it was a turning point," he explained in an interview with Details. "You either continue on that path — and some of it's fun, but a lot of it's not — or there's this other thing, this golden opportunity sitting there with all this work and all this goodwill that you have going for you. That's the key. I feel better than I've felt in a decade."

Grief wasn't the only struggle the actor faced. He told the magazine that he also had a hard time adjusting to maturity.

"I'm trying," he said. "I swear to God I'm trying. It's not as much fun, but you have to be responsible. It's about discipline, which I lost for a while. Part of being undisciplined for the past five or six years is that I didn't work as much as it looked like. I had some high-profile jobs, like a Super Bowl commercial or a few episodes of 'Glee,' but there was a lot of downtime, and that can be, obviously, dangerous."

But Stamos doesn't have to worry about downtime right now. He and most of his former "Full House" co-stars are hard at work on the upcoming reboot "Fuller House," and he's keeping busy on his new series "Grandfathered."

"I can't wait to get to work in the morning," he recently told Entertainment Weekly.” "I haven't felt this in a long time. I feel better than I've felt in a decade, and I hope people see that. That's what I want them to see.”

You can see the star on the series premiere of "Grandfathered," Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox. "Fuller House" will debut on Netflix in 2016.

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