Matthew Perry: 'At one point he was taking 55 Vicodin a day'
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Matthew Perry, the star of the popular series "Friends", revealed that he has struggled with drugs and alcohol all his life and added that because of this, he cannot watch a single episode of the cult series. Matthew Perry became famous for his role as Chandler Bing in the series "Friends".
The actor recently revealed in his confession what addiction problems he had. They are one of the main reasons why he does not want to watch the popular American series today. “It’s not fair that I had to go through this disease while the other five didn’t.
They got everything I got, but I still had to fight this thing”. Perry told CBC Radio’s Tom Power. “I can’t watch the show, because I was brutally thin and being beaten down so badly by the disease”.
“I could tell season by season by how I looked, and I don’t think anybody else can, but I certainly could,” the star, who played the sarcastic Chandler Bing on the iconic sitcom, said. “That’s why I don’t want to watch it because that’s what I see—that’s what I notice when I watch it”.
The drug compromised his health
He recalled his appearance on the show, “When I’m carrying weight, it’s alcohol; when I’m skinny, it’s pills. When I have a goatee, it’s lots of pills”.
“[I was] at the height of my highest point in Friends, the highest point in my career, the iconic moment on the iconic show,” he notes. “When you’re a drug addict, it’s all math. I wasn’t doing it to feel high or to feel good.
I certainly wasn’t a partyer; I just wanted to sit on my couch, take five Vicodin and watch a movie. That was heaven for me. It no longer is”. he wrote in his book. Doctors gave him a two percent chance of life, and at one point he was taking 55 Vicodin a day and dropped to 58 kilograms, but he still didn't know how to stop.