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on "Morning with Kerri-Anne" after taking Ambien

John Stamos' Ambien Moment

Late June last year, "Full House" and "ER" star John Stamos appeared on "Morning with Kerri-Anne," an Australian talk show, to promote his show.

According to an US Magazine article, during the interview, the actor "made a lewd gesture with a glass head, held host Kerri-Anne Kennerley in a prolonged awkward embrace then mocked the 'Daily Telegraph' reporter, saying, 'He has a small penis.'" The television clip appeared on several Internet sites, including YouTube.

Never Mix Jet Lag with Sleeping Pills

Stamos said that his odd behavior was a result of taking the sleep aid Ambien and only getting a few hours of rest.

"I took Ambien at 5 a.m. and got up at 7 a.m.," Stamos said. "I was OK and did a few radio interviews. Then I had a break at 10 a.m. I dozed off and couldn't wake up. Security banged on the door, shook me and woke me up. They threw a jacket on me and put me in front of the camera."

Stamos went on to apologize for the appearance, saying, "It was a weird, very out of character hour of my life."