John Stamos extends open invite to Olsen Twins: 'They're always welcome' on 'Fuller House'

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John Stamos Talks Rehab, 'Fuller House' - and Trades Slaps with Matt Lauer

John Stamos sat down with Matt Lauer on "Today" on Monday to talk about his two new shows, "Grandfathered"and the upcoming "Fuller House." But first he opened up about his recent stint in rehab this summer.

Lauer began by asking Stamos if there was any particular episode that prompted his decision to get help.

"Well, I lost my mother last year and she was the love of my life," replied Stamos. "And so obviously it was a very difficult time for me. I had some time off and I had a decision to make and I'm so glad I did it."

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Stamos also extended an invite to the Olsen twins -- the only original cast members who have chosen not to return to the Full House reunion show.

"Might they pull off one of the great surprises and make an appearance?" asked Lauer.

"They're fully welcome," Stamos said. "Any time. There was a lot of miscommunication in the press and stuff. But I understood why they didn't want to come back. They have big lives. They haven't acted in a while. But I love them dearly and they're always welcome on our show."

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John Stamos extends open invite to Olsen Twins: 'They're always welcome' on 'Fuller House'
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: John Stamos arrives at the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
John Stamos arrives at the premiere of "Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 21: John Stamos seen at ABC's Good Morning America in New York City on July 21, 2014. Credit: RW/MediaPunch/IPX
Host John Stamos speaks at The Society of Singers' 21st ELLA Awards on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 in Beverly Hills, Calif. The event honored Mike Love, lead singer and co-founder of The Beach Boys, producer Nigel Lythgoe, and backup singers The Waters Family. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for The Society of Singers/AP Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Actor John Stamos poses in the press room at the 2005 American Music Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on November 22, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JANUARY 23: Actor John Stamos of the television show 'Jake in Progress' listens to a question during the ABC 2005 Television Critics Winter Press Tour at the Hilton Universal Hotel on January 23, 2005 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 31: Actor John Stamos, arrives at 'A Stellar Night' Gala Honoring actress Dakota Fanning by the Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, on March 31, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 18: Actor John Stamos arrives at the A&E Network's 'Up-Fronts' event to unvail its Fall 2006 season line-up at the Time Warner Center's Fredrick P.Rose Hall April 18, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Clarence Elie-Rivera/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 15: Actor John Stamos arrives at the NBC/Universal Golden Globe After Party held at the Beverly Hilton on January 15, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 13: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS) Actor John Stamos meets with television personality Rachael Ray on the 'Rachael Ray' show on February 13, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA - AUGUST 03: Actor John Stamos arrives to 'Comedy Central Roast Of Bob Saget' at the Warners Brothers Studio Lot on August 3, 2008 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Comedy Central)
404347 27: Actor John Stamos arrives at the Roundabout Theater Company's 2002 Spring Gala April 22, 2002 in New York City. Plummer received the inaugural Jason Robards Award for contributions to the theater. (Photo by Lawrence Lucier/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 7: Actor John Stamos joins the cast of 'Nine' with Eartha Kitt at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre October 7, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JANUARY 23: Actor John Stamos arrives at the ABC's Winter Press Tour Party on Wisteria Lane on January 23, 2004 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - OCTOBER 27: ActorJohn Stamos front row at the Shakti Spring 2005 show at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios October 27, 2004 Culver City, California. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
377853 18: Actress Rebecca Romijn-Stamos kisses her husband John Stamos as they arrive at the 2000 Emmy Awards September 10, 2000 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by David McNew/Newsmakers)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 11: Actor John Stamos attends the Los Angeles Premiere of 'Team America: World Police' at the Grauman's Chinese Theater October 11, 2004 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
FULL HOUSE - Cast Gallery - July 1, 1987. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)JODIE SWEETIN;BOB SAGET;JOHN STAMOS;DAVE COULIER;CANDACE CAMERON
File Photo of actor John Stamos taken in Los Angeles, Calif. on 7/27/84. (Photo by Bob Riha Jr/WireImage)
FULL HOUSE - Cast Gallery - June 26, 1987. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)JOHN STAMOS
FULL HOUSE - 'Knock Yourself Out' - Airdate: October 30, 1987. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)JOHN STAMOS

Aside from the serious questions, Stamos and Lauer also engaged in a bit of hand-to-face combat after Stamos mentioned slapping a castmember on Grandfathered.

Lauer asked, "Is it harder to be the guy who slaps someone or the guy who gets slapped, knowing it's coming?"

"You tell me," said Stamos standing up for the test.

After they took turns slapping one another, with Lauer trying -; unconvincingly -; not to wince, Stamos referred to another fight Lauer got himself into on the show: "That was sort of like you and Tom Cruise. It was the same vibe."

"It never quite crossed that line," Lauer laughed.

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