John Stamos is channeling the pain of losing his best friend, Bob Saget, through words.
Stamos’ life had changed when he received news that Saget had been found dead in a hotel room at the Ritz Carlton, Orlando, in January 2022. Despite that, the actor has kept moving, recently announcing the imminent release of his upcoming memoir, “If You Would Have Told Me.” He acknowledged that he got the inspiration to write the book from the death of the stand-up comedian via social media.
John Stamos Draws Inspiration From Bob Saget’s Death For His Memoir
Even though the death of Saget at age 65 has continued to raise a red flag in people’s minds, Stamos has opted to remind them of the late performer’s role in his life. To achieve that, the Daytime Emmy Awards winner unveiled the cover of his upcoming autobiography with his 3.8 million followers. The post featured the “General Hospital” alum wearing a black v-neck shirt, a subtle smile, and a caption claiming that “Everyone has a book in them.”
Although he never thought he had much of anything to say, losing one of his best friends and “becoming a father” who looked “back at the ups and downs, highs and lows,” Stamos realized the possibility of having “something” in his story “that people can connect to.” “There will be laughs, tears, and some fun filler, just like life,” the “ER” star promised in the Instagram caption before adding:
“What I discovered was that I’m here for every hurt and heartbreak because I’m here for every joy. There is a lot more life to live beyond these pages, but so far it’s been one h*ll of a ride.”
Once the post went live, fans quickly took to the comment section to laud the 59-year-old’s latest venture. While one fan expressed eagerness to read the book, another asked when it would be available in audio format because “I want to hear you read it!!”
“im dyslexic but im going to preorder this anyway because it’s john stamos,” a third person declared, and a fourth added, “Rip Bob Saget can’t wait to pick this book up and scream Have Mercy!!!!”
Even though Stamos’ announcement that the book will be launched in October excited fans, it was nowhere near the reaction he got when he posted a clip of him and his son, Billy.
The Blast noted that the “Let Yourself be Loved” music video director’s throwback video showcased him making Billy laugh by pretending to sneeze. The bonding moment melted several hearts, thanks to the natural warmth contained in it and the caption, which read:
“For the first few months, I didn’t feel as connected with my son as I thought I would. Bob Saget said just wait until the first time he laughs at you If this doesn’t cheer you up on a Wednesday, nothing will.”
The sweet footage has been watched almost two million times and got Stamos’ wife, Caitlin McHugh, gushing that the actor had become the “best father” for their son in the comment section. The couple welcomed Billy in April 2018, just a few months after they made their union official.
The “Nine” Actor Acknowledges Saget’s Role In His Fight Against Alcoholism
The Blast observed last October that the “Never Too Young to Die” actor reflected on his challenging phase as an alcoholic. He also opened up about his suicidal tendencies during an appearance on “CBS Sunday Morning,” where he revealed:
“For the longest time, when I was not sober, when I was fuzzy, I thought, ‘I’ve done it all.’ I didn’t wanna kill myself, but I didn’t care if I died. I said, ‘I’ve done it all. if I die tomorrow, it’s OK.’ What was I thinking? I hadn’t done it all; I still haven’t done it all, not even close.”
Stamos admitted that even though he had supportive loved ones around him, it was not until his arrest in 2015 that he decided to quit drinking. Since then, he has focused on improving himself for his wife, with whom he plans to have even more kids.
He was also lucky to have had Saget as a friend, as he shared that the “How I Met Your Mother” voice narrator was “one of the biggest influences” in his life. In Stamos’ words:
“He was there for everything, all the good, all the bad. He was my brother, you know? He’s the brother that I always wanted.”