Matthew Perry describes his battle with addiction


Matthew Perry is “safely sober” and able to inform his story.

The “Friends” star, who performed the lovable Chandler Bing on the present, has written a memoir known as “Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing,” which is about for launch on Nov. 1. In it, he tells the story of his life and addictions, saying he is lastly in a spot to speak about it.

“I needed to share after I was secure from going into the darkish facet of every little thing once more,” Perry tells People of the e book. “I needed to wait till I used to be fairly safely sober — and away from the energetic illness of alcoholism and addiction — to jot down all of it down. And the principle factor was, I used to be fairly sure that it could assist folks.”

Perry reveals within the e book that as a consequence of addiction, he almost died at age 49 when his colon burst from opioid overuse. He was in a coma for 2 weeks and spent 5 months within the hospital.

He particulars his alcohol addiction throughout “Friends”

“I might deal with it, type of. But by the point I used to be 34, I used to be actually entrenched in a variety of bother,” Perry advised the publication, including that he was sober throughout Season 9.

He stated of his castmates: “It’s like penguins. Penguins, in nature, when one is sick, or when one may be very injured, the opposite penguins encompass it and prop it up. They stroll round it till that penguin can stroll by itself. That’s type of what the solid did for me.”

Perry admits to going to rehab 15 occasions and that he is “fairly wholesome now.”

“What I’m most stunned with is my resilience,” he stated. “The means that I can bounce again from all of this torture and awfulness. Wanting to inform the story, although it is slightly scary to inform all of your secrets and techniques in a e book, I did not depart something out. Everything’s in there.”


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