Matthew Perry Recalls Drug Use During

Matthew Perry Recalls Drug Use During 'Friends'


May 31, 2013

He may have been on top career-wise, but Matthew Perry reveals that he hid his drug and alcohol addiction as best he could while filming his hit show Friends.

"I think I was pretty good at hiding it, you know, but, you know, eventually people were aware," Perry, 43, tells ABC News of masking his addiction from co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Lisa Kudrow.

Perry adds that it was such a hard time that he has trouble even looking at photos of himself from that era. "I honestly recoil. It's scary to look at that. I was a sick guy." Click HERE to see interview.

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The actor did a 28-day program in 1997 for a Vicodin addiction, and entered rehab in 2001 for an addiction to vicodin and methadone, as well as amphetamines and alcohol. "If you're thrown from treatment to the outside world, sometimes it's too bumpy."

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The funnyman of course threw a joke into his interview, saying, "Champions of Recovery, which is a very surreal thing, we're award-winning alcoholics."


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