Matthew Perry overtly battled dependancy and different well being points whereas starring on Pals and his costars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer have been by his facet each step of the best way, exhibiting their assist each in public and in non-public.
The six actors appeared on the NBC sitcom for 10 seasons from 1994 to 2004. Amid his rising recognition whereas portraying beloved funnyman Chandler Bing, Perry entered rehab twice. In 1997, he sought remedy for an dependancy to Vicodin after a jet ski accident. He additionally suffered from alcohol abuse and was hospitalized in 2000 for pancreatitis. He accomplished one other stint in rehab in 2001.
After getting clear, Perry centered on sharing his story. “I didn’t get sober as a result of I felt prefer it,” he advised The New York Occasions in 2002. “I bought sober as a result of I used to be frightened I used to be going to die the subsequent day.”
Perry reunited with the forged for a particular that premiered on HBO Max in Might 2021. In October 2022, weeks forward of the discharge of his memoir Pals, Lovers and the Large Horrible Factor, Perry advised the New York Occasions that he’d been in restoration for about 18 months, that means he was newly sober when the reunion particular was filmed in April 2021.
Scroll by the gallery under to revisit the whole lot the Pals forged has mentioned about Perry’s struggles by the years.