Please join us in wishing a very speedy recovery to GENERAL HOSPITAL alum John Stamos (ex-Blackie), who is recovering from surgery on his right hand for stenosing tenosynovitis, more commonly known as trigger finger. “Damn you, trigger finger!” the actor shared on Instagram with a selfie of himself in the hospital as well as a close-up of the fingers in question. However, Stamos did add: “Easy peasy” and a hashtag saying he was “all good” and “home happy.”
Trigger finger is a condition in which one or more fingers become stuck in a bent position. It may straighten or bend with a snap, like a trigger being pulled and released. It occurs when inflammation affects the tendon in the finger, and if severe, can lock the finger in a bent position. People whose jobs or hobbies require repetitive gripping actions are at higher risk for developing trigger finger, and treatment varies depending on the severity. Clearly, Stamos’ trigger finger was severe enough that he opted for surgery to correct it.
Stamos got his big break playing Blackie Parrish on GH back in 1982, and earned a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role in 1983 before exiting the soap in 1984. He went on to star in the short-lived sitcom DREAMS before finding success playing Uncle Jesse in the classic sitcom FULL HOUSE. Stamos also appeared in primetime series like JAKE IN PROGRESS, ER, GLEE, GRANDFATHERED, and SCREAM QUEENS. He reprised the role of Jesse for Netflix’s revival series FULLER HOUSE, and can currently be seen starring in BIG SHOT on Disney+.
Hopefully, Stamos will enjoy a quick recovery from surgery and his hand will be back to one hundred percent before he knows it!