Matthew Perry has received a supportive text from his “Friends” co-star.
For years, the 53-year-old actor who played Chandler Bing on the sitcom for 10 seasons from 1994 to 2004 fought to keep his drug and alcohol addiction a secret from the show’s other actors. But now he said he hopes so. Read his autobiography, Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing, about his battle to recovery.
He added on Monday (October 22-31) on Good Morning America:
Matthew added about his fear of recording his memoir as an audiobook on Tuesday (01.11.22). Writing it was easy, but then I had to read it for the audible part of it, which was really hard.
“As I was reading, I felt a little alienated… I thought, ‘Oh my god, what a terrible, hard life this guy has had,’ and I found myself talking about myself.
“I felt so sorry for the guy because I knew what was going on in his head and it had to all be a secret. I was on the show, and I tried not to let many people know about it.
Matthew’s long-standing addiction led him to take 55 Vicodin a day, washed down with a 1/4 bottle of vodka.
He underwent 15 surgeries to repair a ruptured colon caused by years of drinking and substance abuse.