Actor friends Matthew Perry will soon open up about his battle with addiction while promoting his new memoir, Friends, Lovers and Terrible Things.
Perry, who played the famous Chandler Bing on the American sitcom, has been open about his struggles with painkillers and alcoholism in the past, despite this. book tour promises a new “raw honesty” from him.
The 53-year-old has struggled with addiction for 20 years, for the rest of his life. Friendand sober in 2001.
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Since then, he has outfitted his Malibu home to be a “sober living home” for men struggling with addiction, now known as Perry House.
Just a few months ago, Perry revealed that his memoir had already been written.
“My ego doesn’t like that I have to stop writing about myself. But the book is complete now. So that’s it,” he wrote alongside a photo of a completed manuscript.
Perry revealed in a 2002 interview with Peopleonly three years of filming Friendhe became dependent on Vicodin – a heavy opioid painkiller prescribed to him after a skiing accident.
“It was not my intention to have a problem with it,” he said at the time. “But from the start, I liked the feel of it, and I wanted to get more out of it.”
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At one point, his addiction got so bad that he lost a lot of weight and fans started commenting.
“I was out of control and very unhealthy,” he said of the weight loss, “I’m back to my original weight.”
While he admitted he went to rehab in 1997, when he returned, his addiction suddenly turned to alcohol.
In 2000, he was hospitalized for acute alcoholic pancreatitis, and in 2001 he was rehabilitated again for addiction to opioids, amphetamines, and alcohol.
In 2013 Perry said to People: “I can’t stop,” he said. “In the end things got so bad I couldn’t hide it, and then everyone knew.”
His new memoir will take fans through his entire history, from his childhood, to his early rise to fame, addiction and then his committed recovery. that.
Since 2001, Perry has been clean from painkillers, amphetamines, opioids, and alcohol.
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