Talk to ABC news reporter Diane Sawyer in a trailer advancing his Oct. 28 session, Perry recalls the time Aniston — whom he calls “Jenny” — confronted him about her problem. She said, Sawyer reminded Perry, “We know you drink.”
Perry confirmed the incident.
“Imagine how scary that was,” he said. “She was the one who reached out the most, you know. I’m really grateful to her for that.”
Perry has been candid about his struggles with addiction. The actor tells it all in a new book, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoirwhich comes out November 1st.
perry said People earlier than he was in the early stages of alcoholism when Friends began. This problem worsened in the years that followed, to the point that four years ago her colon burst due to opioid use. Perry was in a coma for two weeks, hospitalized for five and carried a colostomy bag for nine months.
The clip reveals that Perry told Sawyer he was also taking “55 Vicodin a day” once, along with methadone, Xanax and a full liter of vodka.
“Back then, I should have been the toast of the town,” Perry said. Instead, “I was in a dark room meeting only drug dealers, and completely alone.”
Perry claims he’s sober now during the interview, but won’t reveal a timeline on that transformation.