April 5, 2016


Jodie Sweetin Tears Up Talking about Drug Abuse on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images
Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images

Fuller House actress Jodie Sweetin has been open about her battle with drugs in the past, but it all came back to her on Dancing with the Stars last night, when she talked about incredible last year and how she's recovered from her issues.

DWTS is running its "Most Memorable Year Week," and Sweetin revealed hers: "My most memorable year has been this past year of my life," she said. "Getting to step back in and find my dreams and the thing that I love again."

But things weren't always sweet for Sweetin. She went into a dark place when Full House, on which she played Stephanie Tanner, ended in 1995.

"It was a huge shift in my life. Everything I had known from the time I was 5 years old suddenly ended and it was like saying goodbye to a family I had loved very, very much. At such a young age it really was a huge loss for me, I didn't know how to grieve. 

"Drugs and alcohol just sort of numbed everything. I was doing cocaine and ecstasy and alcohol and all of that. The darkest moments for me weren't necessarily winding up in the hospital or anything like that. It was those quiet moments alone when I just hated the person I had become."

She has been sober for five years, and now stars in Fuller House, the reboot of Full House, which Sweetin spoofed during a DWTS performance

After the video interview, Sweetin did a foxtrot with partner Keo Motsepe to a live performance of "Rise Up" by Andra Day, earning her best score on the show so far. Watch her performance below: