Last weekend Matthew Perry was photographed on the streets of Los Angeles looking misaligned that caused concern. In recent images, the popular actor can be seen in poor physical condition and with a lost expression.
The “Friends” star, who is rarely seen in public, was portrayed in the premises of a renowned chain of coffee shops, located in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles.
The 52-year-old American interpreter looked serious and somewhat disoriented as he left the premises, with a coffee in his hands. Next to him was a friend, with whom he chatted for a while while smoking a cigarette on top of the vehicle.
It is not the first Perry has been seen in poor condition on public roads.The images of Matthew Perry on the streets of Los Angeles that generate concern (The Grosby Group)
In May, Perry appeared on HBO Max’s “Friends: The Reunion” alongside co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc.
Perry played Chandler Bing on the popular sitcom from 1994 to 2004.
On the “Friends” special, the actor’s behavior caused concern among his fans. During the almost two hours that the program lasted, viewers highlighted that the actor was most of the time serious and quiet. When he spoke, Perry did it in a somewhat strange way with some difficulty expressing himself and slurring the words.
His appearance in the special and his problems speaking gave rise to all kinds of speculation about the actor’s health, forcing the producer Kevin Bright to comment on the matter during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “He seems stronger and better than the last time I saw him,” Bright responded about it.
“Friends: The Reunion” director Ben Winston also defended the actor. “People can sometimes be cruel. I wish they weren’t, ”he said. “It was great,” Winston told the aforementioned media about the passage of the interpreter in the HBO Max special. “I felt happy and fortunate to direct it,” he added.The images of Matthew Perry on the streets of Los Angeles that generate concern (The Grosby Group)Matthew Perry looks unrecognizable (The Grosby Group)
During the television encounter, Perry recalled feeling that he was “going to die” while filming each episode. “Sometimes I would say a line and they wouldn’t laugh and I would sweat if I didn’t get the laugh I was supposed to have,” the actor said. “It scared me.”
Perry’s reveal took his co-stars by surprise and Kudrow responded: “You didn’t tell us anything about that“To which Perry replied:”I felt that every night”.David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry at the “Friends” reunion. Courtesy of HBO Max
Perry, who was in and out of rehab from 1997 to 2001, revealed years ago that he had “blurry” memories of the period between the third and sixth seasons of the hit television show, in which he played Chandler Bing, due to his addiction to drugs. drugs and alcohol.
In his early days, Perry wanted to be a successful actor, but he also craved the fame that accompanied that success. “You want attention, you want money and you want the best seat in the restaurant,” he confessed to The New York Times. At the peak of his career, he fell into drugs and alcohol. “I did not become sober because I wanted to, but because I was worried about dying the next day “, he was sincere in the same interview.
The Hollywood star, who has been outspoken about his addiction to alcohol and drugs, said he started using after a waterskiing accident. “I could not stop“The actor told People magazine. “Over time things got so bad that I couldn’t hide it, and then everyone knew it.”
“I’m a reserved person, but I was on a show that was watched by 30 million people. What was happening to me was public “, he recognized at the time. He went a long way to recover and be “free” of all kinds of substances. “You can’t have a drug problem for 30 years and then expect it to be fixed in 28 days.”
In 2018 the actor had a serious health problem. The artist suffered a gastrointestinal perforation for which he had to undergo surgery and spent three months in the hospital.
Perry is now sober, but no wedding plans with Molly hurwitz, a literary manager, whom he broke up with a week after the “Friends” special aired. “Sometimes things just don’t work out. I wish Molly the best”. With these statements to People magazine, the actor confirmed their separation in June.