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Television star John Stamos thanks Canadian immigration after being allowed to cross the border
JUNE 2015 – American actor John Stamos has thanked Canadian immigration on Twitter after being allowed to fly to Toronto without incident following a DUI in Los Angeles.
The 51 year-old star of the popular television sitcom Full House had earlier been arrested and hospitalized in Beverly Hills on Friday, June 5 after police caught him driving under the influence. Around 7:45 in the evening, the police department had begun to receive phone calls tipping them off about a potentially drunk driver at large. Investigation revealed the motorist in question to be Stamos, who was alone in the vehicle. The police subsequently apprehended the star and brought him to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in case of a health condition. There, it was determined that Stamos had been driving under the influence, prompting police to cite him for DUI before turning him over to the hospital’s care.
Stamos’s publicist Matt Polk declined to comment on the incident, instead directing the media to the actor’s Twitter feed. His stay at the hospital turned out to be short, as he took to Twitter the next day to express his gratitude: “Thank you to everyone for their love & support. I’m home & well. Very appreciative of the BHPD & Cedars for their care.”
Two days after his arrest and hospitalization, photographers snapped the recovered star at Los Angeles International Airport, where he boarded a flight to Canada with no problems.
The following evening, Stamos tweeted, “Thank you Canadian immigration—you were super cool. HELLO TORONTO.”
A familiar face on television and the Broadway stage, Stamos first gained popularity playing the role of Uncle Jesse on the hit series Full House, which aired on the ABC network between 1987 and 1995. He recently announced plans to produce and perform in a reboot of the family-friendly show for Netflix, which will reunite him with several of his co-stars from the original series.
Criminally inadmissible celebrities
Stamos’s DUI arrest is the latest in a series of celebrity DUI infractions, including such popular figures as Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps, Canadian pop star Justin Bieber, and reality television personality Chris Soules.
Unlike Soules’s criminal record, however, Stamos’s DUI did not impede him from traveling to Canada. Soules, current star of television’s The Bachelor, has had twenty infractions with the law, including disorderly conduct and a hit-and-run. But it was a DUI offense that posed an issue for border officials, and prevented him from filming an episode in Canada. Other stars, such as American R&B singer Chris Brown, have been refused entry at the border for various offenses. Back in February, Brown was forced to cancel his Canadian tour dates in Montreal and Toronto due to his record, which includes two counts of felony assault.
No details have yet reached the public about how Stamos overcame his record to cross the border successfully, but you can read more about celebrity DUIs, criminal inadmissibility to Canada, and how to overcome it with legal assistance here on our website.