Bob Saget had solely simply begun to open up about his struggles — and the way comedy at all times helped him get by it.
Saget, who was discovered lifeless in his resort room in Orlando on Sunday, confessed throughout his final interview, which airs tomorrow on CBS’ “This Morning”, that his ardour for comedy “truly helped me survive,” he stated.
On Dec. 6, the late comic sat down with CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook to debate Saget’s marketing campaign to boost consciousness of scleroderma, a uncommon illness that took his sister’s life in 1994.
Saget, who died at age 65, shared a few of his earliest reminiscences of acting at 4 years previous.
“I would dance in the living room and just start dancing, dancing stupid to make anybody laugh, just like silent film stars,” he recalled. “And I knew some jokes, but it wasn’t really jokes. It was just like, I’ve got to perform, I’ve got to make people laugh.”
Bob Saget tells @DrLaPook that turning to comedy helped him get by robust occasions in his life, together with shedding his sister to scleroderma: “It was a defense mechanism and it truly helped me survive.”
— CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) January 13, 2022
The “America’s Funniest Home Videos Host” admitted that he wanted the laughs, too.
“It was a defense mechanism and it truly helped me survive,” he stated of his 45-year profession as a slapstick comedian and actor on “Full House.”
“It helped keep me mentally alive rather than letting [adversity] destroy me,” he added.
Bob Saget had not too long ago shifted focus from comedy to scleroderma advocacy, in honor of his sister, Gay, who died of the uncommon illness in 1994 on the age of 47.CBS
Saget had not too long ago turned his focus in the direction of scleroderma advocacy, in honor of his sister, Gay, who died of the illness on the age of 47. He was a board member of the Scleroderma Research Foundation (SRF).
Just hours earlier than the information of his dying broke headlines on Jan. 9, SRF revealed a weblog publish penned by the superstar advocate.
“My heart goes out to all who have lost a loved one to this disease,” Saget wrote. “No one should have to suffer as Gay did, which is why I’m committed to finding a cure and a proud board member of the Scleroderma Research Foundation.”