John Stamos by Greg Gayne/NBC Photo John Stamos by Greg Gayne/NBC Photo
John Stamos blames jet lag for his bad behavior Down Under. The ER star created a stir on an Australian publicity tour for the medical drama after his outlandish behavior on a popular television chat show. During an appearance on

Mornings With Kerri-Anne, Stamos made obscene remarks and gestures, insulted the host's outfit, and likened himself to Elvis and the late Princess Diana. "John has been traveling extensively for the past few weeks in Greece, Egypt and Tokyo and had a difficult time adjusting to the time difference in Australia, which in turn led to many sleepless nights since his arrival," the actor's rep Lewis Kay said in a statement. Although he was spotted in high spirits at the Sydney strip club Pure Platinum the night of his arrival on June 21, Stamos was later described as bleary-eyed and shabbily dressed during a June 25 interview with TV writer Stephen Downie. All press commitments following the morning-show debacle were canceled and the star was booked on a June 28 flight back to Los Angeles. Says Kay, "He acknowledges that his behavior was completely out of character during these interviews and apologizes." - Reporting by Megan Lehmann