Matthew Perry dropped out of “Don’t Look Up” after his heart stopped beating for five minutes.
The 53-year-old actor was cast as a Republican journalist in a film directed by Adam McKay, but was forced to quit the project after his heart stopped beating during surgery and he needed CPR treatment to survive. I got
In his new memoir, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, Matthew “had some sort of strange medical device inside.” [his] back” – says: “I had an injection at 11am.
“I woke up 11 hours later in another hospital. Apparently the propofol had stopped my heart for five minutes. It wasn’t a heart attack.”
“A burly man from Switzerland was told that he really didn’t want the ‘Friends’ guy to die on the table and that he punched and slapped me in the chest and gave me five minutes of CPR. If I hadn’t been on ‘Friends’, would he have stopped in 3 minutes? Did ‘Friends’ save my life again?”
Matthew also broke eight ribs during CPR.
The actor best known for playing Chandler Bing on “Friends” said, “He may have saved my life, but he broke eight ribs.
Meanwhile, Matthew recently revealed that he has spent at least $9 million to quit drinking.
The actor has struggled with drinking and drug addiction for years and has gone to extreme lengths to combat the problem.
He said: “My sobriety is right there because if you are not sober you lose everything you put before it.
“I’m very grateful. I’m grateful to be alive. That’s for sure. And it gives me the possibility to do anything.”