Like his popular sitcom, Friends alum Matthew Perry says he is “grateful” to his co-stars, especially Jennifer Aniston, for “being there” when he battled addiction. For.
According to entertainment outlet The Hollywood Reporter, in a preview clip for her upcoming interview with Diane Sawyer, Perry said that Aniston was in close contact with her during tough times, dating back to her mid-20s and the NBC show. was in the early years.
“Jennifer, she says, ‘We know you’re drinking,'” Sawyer told Perry in the clip.
Describing the moment as “scary,” she said, “She (Aniston) was the one who reached the most. You know, I’m really grateful to her for that.” The two-minute clip also touched on other parts of his interview, which will take place on October 28, which shows how at one point he was taking 55 Vicodin, methadone, Xanax and drinking a quarter of vodka a day.
“I should have been the toast of the city, but I was in a dark room meeting with drug dealers and completely alone,” said Matthew Perry, who gained international fame for his portrayal of the socially awkward Chandler Bing, who Used satire to get into life, Sawyer said.
Earlier, the 53-year-old actor spoke to People magazine ahead of the November 1 release of his memoir Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing about how he thought being funny all the time would help him “move on”. .
“I thought (‘Guys’) was going to make everything right. It didn’t happen,” he had said.
While Jennifer Aniston reached out to him the most, she wasn’t the only Friends star to support him. Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc were the other four major actors on the long-running show.
“They were understanding, and they were patient. It’s like penguins. In nature, when someone is sick or very injured, other penguins surround him and support him and walk as long as the penguin Can’t walk on my own. And that’s how the cast did it for me,” he had recalled.
Matthew Perry also said that there was a time when he was near death after experiencing gastrointestinal perforation and his colon ruptured after opioid abuse.
“The doctors told my family I had a two percent chance of living,” he told the magazine.
Matthew Perry was in the hospital for weeks after an emergency related to his colon. He was in a coma for two weeks and spent five months in hospital care before using a colostomy bag for nine more.