John Stamos says having a family helped him “straighten up.”

The Full House actor, 60, admitted he spiraled into a dark place after his mom Loretta died in 2014 aged 75, and said the passing of his dad Bill in 1998 also pushed him into a “rough period” years later.

Stamos, who has five-year-old son Billy with his 37-year-old actress wife Caitlin McHugh, told Dave Coulier’s on his new podcast "Full House Rewind": “I went through a rough period for a while there, like, I had a rough run of it.

“I lost my dad and that was very hard on me, and losing my mother – I was a mess, and I wasn’t being the guy they would have been proud of in that moment.”

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Stamos also referenced his DUI arrest in 2015, which he has previously described as the “worst moment of my life.”

He added: “I ended up getting a DUI… and I said, ‘I’ve got to straighten up here.'”

Stamos said his depression was so deep he thought he had “done it all” in life – until he realized he lacked a family.

He added: “During my dark time I was so stupid to think, ‘I’ve done it all… the sitcom

“I hadn’t done it all. I didn’t have a child or a family of my own.”

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