John Stamos reveals he had two nose jobs at the start of his career

‘Fixating on my nose is beginning to detract from my performance,’ he recalls in memoir

Amber Raiken
New York
Tuesday 24 October 2023 23:05 BST
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John Stamos has revealed that he had two nose jobs at the beginning of his career.

The actor, 60, made the candid revelation about the cosmetic procedure in his new memoir, If You Would Have Told Me. In an excerpt of the book, shared by E! News, Stamos recalled how he first had concerns about his appearance at the beginning of his acting career. "That nose. It bothers me,” he wrote in the book.

He went on to specify that when he got cast in his first major role on General Hospital in 1982, he was too focused on how his nose looked. He specified that, because he was concerned about his appearance, and remembered being scrutinised for it as a child, he was encouraged to get the nose job.

“When I see it on TV for the first time, it’s all I can look at. Fixating on my nose is beginning to detract from my performance. Plus, the early years of bullying...have me ready to make a change,” the actor, who recalled being nicknamed “Big Nose Stamos” throughout his childhood, wrote.

However, the Full House star confessed that after he got his first nose job, during a break from acting, the results didn’t turn out as expected. “My nose looks kind of pushed up like Peter Pan or something," he wrote, before adding that then he reached out to another doctor to do his second nose job.

“So on my next hiatus, I have it redone by Michael Jackson’s plastic surgeon,” he continued, before jokingly adding: “Who better to handle the delicate task of resculpting my nose than the man who created a whole new face for MJ?”

In the memoir, the Big Shot star also confessed why he chose to get the cosmetic surgery in the first place, writing: “Everyone who gets a nose job tries to find some excuse other than vanity. But let’s call it what it was — vanity.”

He added that while he was in the midst of a rising career – during which he’d probably consider getting other plastic surgeries – his mother, Loretta Stamos convinced him not to.

"My mom figures if I want to continue doing this work," he wrote. “She’ll make sure I’m safe, supported, and having a good time. It matters to her that I don’t get so swept up in the moment that I lose my connection to family, friends, faith, and fun.”

Elsewhere in his memoir, Stamos made other big revelations about the early days of his career, including how, in the 1980s, his former acting teacher’s assistant tried to recruit him to join the Church of Scientology.

“I’m walking to my car and Mia runs out and hands me my workbooks,” the Fuller House star wrote. ‘Hey, you forgot these.’ She adds an extra book, the size of a brick, to my stack. ‘Start with this one,’ she says, smiling. ‘I think it will open your eyes to some amazing things.’

“I crack open the book while on my shift at Yellow Basket [restaurant],” the actor continued. “There’s a lot about control: controlling your reactionary mind, controlling energy, controlling space and controlling time.”

Stamos added that met her at an address, which he soon found out was Scientology’s Celebrity Centre in Hollywood, California. Although he described the centre as “grand, ornate and creepy as f***,” he said he still took part in Scientology’s infamous auditing sessions.

He claimed that he soon realised he wasn’t fit for the controversial religion.

“Mia looks disappointed,” he added. “Apparently, I’m not Scientology material. Darn it.”

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