Coulier spoke with Good Morning America on Friday, and elaborated on a stair fall that inspired him to change his ways. The 62-year-old told the ABC program that he felt like a “sad clown” and “had to really take an inner look at myself to see, OK, this is something that I need to change.”
“I’m having the best time of my life. I feel healthier than I ever have,” he said. “You have to feel like you want to change and improve your life and let it come from the inside outward.”
Earlier this week, Coulier shared a photo of his bloody face, telling fans that he’s been sober since Jan. 1, 2020, after falling on a flight of stone steps and realizing that he was an alcoholic.
“When I drank, I was the life of the party. I could make people laugh until they fell down. In this picture I was the one who fell down,” he wrote. “Not because I was playing hockey or doing the things I love – like chopping wood or doing construction, golfing, fishing or flying airplanes. I was hammered and fell, going up some stairs made of stone. No one loved having ‘beers with the boys’ after playing hockey or a round of golf more than me. I was always the “final final” guy in the room. The 8 hours of drinking, laughter and funny stupidity was followed by two days of feeling like a bowl of dog mess.”
He continued in the post that since he quit drinking, his “psychological and physical transformation has been amazing.”
“The sky is more blue, my heart is no longer closed, and I enjoy making people laugh until they fall down more than ever before. Thank you, Melissa, for being by my side,” he wrote to his wife. “I love you.”
For Coulier, the photo of his bloody face signified a need to quit, and that he did. As he recalls, his “wife was out of town, so I had to send her that picture and she started crying. And at that point I realized, wow, I need to fix this.”