Stamos, the late actor's close friend and 'Full House' co-star, explained in detail how that advice has changed his life.
John Stamos recently shared how his beloved friend and former co-star Bob Saget has left an impact on him even after his death. The late comedian and actor was found deceased at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando on January 9, 2022, at the age of 65. The "Full House" star's death came as a shock to many and it was discovered that Saget had died from head trauma. PEOPLE reported that according to a family statement at the time, it was determined that authorities "have concluded that he accidentally hit the back of his head on something, thought nothing of it and went to sleep. No drugs or alcohol were involved."
I am broken. I am gutted. I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby.— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) January 10, 2022
The actor's death deeply affected his family, friends, coworkers and fans. The news hit his former co-star Stamos particularly deeply and he continues to heal from his friend's death. The actor is grateful that he has incredible memories to remember Saget by. In fact, he even left behind profound words that Stamos still lives by. One particular reminder is how it's important to always have time for loved ones. Remembering their last dinner together, Stamos recalled on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist that his late friend taught him the lesson of "ordering the cake" when they went out to dinner with their wives. "We're always in a hurry to go somewhere next," the 60-year-old actor shared, "It was the last dinner and you never think, 'This is the last time I'm going to see my best friend.'"
Saget's demeanor that night was incredibly composed, Stamos recalled. "He was everything that I wanted Bob to be at that moment," he said, "He was calm. He listened. He didn't talk about himself that much." But Stamos was in a hurry he admitted. "I was thinking, 'We, we got to go.' And then he said, 'Well... let’s order the cake.'" At that moment, something really struck a chord with Stamos. "When you’re with someone that you love, that you care about, slow down," Saget said, "Take it easy. Order the cake." Losing his friend still hurts to this day. Stamos told Geist, "When we lost him, it's still very difficult."
Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician and public health professor at George Washington University, noted that over 61,000 Americans die from traumatic brain injury every year, with a majority of them happening from falls. "What happened to Bob Saget is extremely tragic, but unfortunately not uncommon. Falling from standing, especially onto a hard surface like a bathtub or hard ground, can cause the kind of injury that Mr. Saget experienced," Dr. Wen said per PEOPLE.
In the wake of Saget's death, doctors urged people to not play down any form of injury to the head and to seek treatment immediately. Untreated head or brain injuries can have long-term effects. "It's really critical to take head injury very seriously," noted Dr. Wen. "Use an abundance of caution and seek medical care as soon as possible—especially if the person who fell is older, on blood thinners or taking medications that might make someone sleepier." Make sure to head straight to the ER "if you have symptoms like blurred vision, severe headache, severe nausea or vomiting, or stroke-like symptoms," she added, "And make sure to tell someone that you fell, so that they can keep checking on you."