"I can't wait to get to work in the morning," John Stamos said of Grandfathered

By Michele Corriston
Updated September 17, 2015 04:30 PM
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With two new shows in the works, John Stamos is back and better than ever after completing rehab for substance abuse.

The Grandfathered and Fuller House star discussed his DUI for the first time in new interviews with Details and Entertainment Weekly.

“I’ve had a rough year with my mom dying, so it all came to a head, and it was a turning point,” Stamos, 52, told 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.”

His mother, Loretta Phillips Stamos, died last September, and he shared the news with a heartbreaking Instagram post calling her the love of his life.

The actor was arrested in June for driving under the influence and was taken to the hospital to treat a still unknown medical condition. He entered rehab in July and checked out after a month. Since then, he’s been all smiles while filming the Netflix Fuller House reboot and promoting Grandfathered, which premieres Sept. 29.

“I can’t wait to get to work in the morning,” he told EW of the Fox comedy. “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.”

Stamos also spoke to Details about striving to be more mature.

“I’m trying. I swear to God I’m trying,” he said. “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.”

With reporting by GILLIAN TELLING