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Matt LeBlanc Shoots Down Report Claiming He 'Almost Had a Nervous Breakdown' After 'Friends'

by Jackie Willis 5:27 AM PST, February 08, 2016
Playing Matt LeBlanc Shoots Down Report Claiming He 'Almost Had a Nervous Breakdown' After 'Friends'

UPDATE: Matt LeBlanc took to Twitter on Sunday morning saying that he never gave an interview with The Mirror nor did have a "nervous breakdown" after Friends ended. "Hey,to clarify,I never had a nervous breakdown nor did I do an interview with The Mirror in the UK," he wrote. "So don't believe the hype. But thanks." Read the original story below.

Matt LeBlanc reportedly admitted that he faced "dark times" after Friends came to an end.

The Mirror claims the actor told them in an interview that he'd had enough of the limelight after his TV fame. "I was burnt out," LeBlanc is reported as saying. "I wanted to not have a schedule, not be somewhere. I was in a position to do that."

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The article goes on to claim that the actor said he had no interest in working anymore and "barely left the house."

"My agent was bummed," the 48-year-old star is reported as saying. "Most actors call their agents and say, 'What's going on?' I'd call mine and say, 'Please lose my number for a few years.'"

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"It was a very dark time," LeBlanc added, according to The Mirror. "I almost had a nervous breakdown."

LeBlanc's saving grace during this time, as stated in this alleged interview,was his daughter Marina. "The second I laid eyes on her [when she was born], I was in love, and I had never felt that way before," he gushed. "I couldn't believe it. I knew from that moment there was nothing that would ever stop me from loving her -- even if she crashed my Ferrari."

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When ET caught up with LeBlanc at the 2015 Emmy Awards, his spirits were high as he bragged about being the first to reveal to his former Friends co-star, Lisa Kudrow, that she too was a nominee. "I texted her first," he recalled. "She didn't know."

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