Jodie Sweetin's Emotional Foxtrot On 'Dancing With The Stars' Proves She Can Rise Above Her Dark Past

A celebration of health and sobriety.

Jodie Sweetin's latest performance on Dancing With the Stars was so much more than a dance — it was a chance for her to shine brighter than ever.

In behind-the-scenes footage from the show, Sweetin explains that when Full House wrapped, she felt like she had suffered a huge loss. "Drugs and alcohol numbed everything," she says, speaking to her coping mechanisms following the show's end. "The darkest moments for me weren't necessarily ending up in the hospital and all that. It was those quiet moments alone when I'd just hated the person I'd become." 

Now, Sweetin has been sober for five years, and she found inspiration for her Foxtrot performance in her incredible journey. 

"I remember my mom saying that when I was little, I had this light that shined really big, and that she'd watched my light become very dark," an emotional Sweetin says to her dance partner, Keo Motsepe. "And I just remember my mom saying to me 'your light shines again.' And so [with this] dance, I get to shine again."

And that's exactly what she did.


Set to a live performance of "Rise Up" by Andra Day, Sweetin's routine was jam-packed with emotion, and she exuded strength and beauty.

The judges rated it a 23 out of 30, E! News reports, and we can't wait to see what new heights Sweetin will reach on the show. 

Be sure to watch the full performance below:


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