Buddies famous person Matthew Perry says he has spent round $9m (£8m) on rehab through the years, seeking to break away of his substance and alcohol abuse.
The 53-year-old actor, who’s publishing his autobiography subsequent month, says he’s these days blank and has been for the closing 18 months.
Perry, who performed Chandler Bing within the massively a hit NBC sitcom, instructed The New York Occasions: “I have almost definitely spent $9m or one thing seeking to get sober”.
The famous person stated his substance struggles began with ingesting as an adolescent, ahead of transferring directly to vodka and painkilling medication Vicodin and OxyContin, and tranquilliser Xanax.
He stated he was once seeing 8 docs on the identical time in an effort to download more than one prescriptions to meet his dependancy.
His a long time of ingesting and drug abuse got here to a head in 2018 when Perry suffered a number of well being problems together with pneumonia, an exploded colon, a short lived stint on existence improve, two weeks in a coma, 9 months with a colostomy bag and greater than a dozen abdomen surgical procedures.
In his autobiography, he additionally talks about his entrance tooth falling out and having to hold them to the dentist in a plastic bag in his pocket.
Buddies – about buddies Chandler, Joey, Monica, Phoebe, Rachel and Ross residing in combination in New York – ran for 10 seasons, with the six lead stars incomes $1m according to episode at their height.
Perry’s look at the display modified as his weight fluctuated vastly because of his drug abuse.
In his ebook, he additionally describes Jennifer Aniston confronting him over his ingesting in his trailer, and being handled in an alcohol habit centre whilst he was once filming his wedding ceremony to Monica, and leaving the studio along with his “sober technician” to test again into the power.
Perry has prior to now stated his addictions have been so unhealthy he can’t consider 3 years of his time at the display, from seasons 3 to 6.
The celebrities were given again in combination one closing time for Friends: The Reunion again in Would possibly 2021.
Perry, who split up with Molly Hurwitz – his fiancé of 3 years – in 2021, says he now has a “sober spouse” in addition to “a few other people at the payroll to stay me protected”.
In addition to sponsoring 3 Alcohol Nameless contributors, Perry dedicates his ebook “to the entire victims in the market”, including, “you realize who you might be”.
Perry’s autobiography, Buddies, Fans and the Large Horrible Factor, revealed via Flatiron, is out on 1 November.