John: "I'm not David


E.R. star John Stamos says it wasn't booze that derailed his recent Australian press tour-it was his sleeping pills. "I was not drinking. I did not drink either morning. I do not have an alcohol problem," said the actor, who cut his trip down under short after his erratic behavior durinter interviews drew speculation that he was under the influence. "This is not a pattern. I am not David Hasselhoff," says John. "Now I know that Ambien is an eight-hour sleeping pill, so if you take it, you better get eight hours sleep. Do not take it at five in the morning."

Despite his bad trip, John is looking forward to going back to Australia. "I really do feel bad," he says. "I hope Australia will give me a chance to redeem myself. I love Australia. My plan is to retire there, still."