Matthew Perry's Sobriety Questioned, Friend Alleges Deception

Actor's Final Days Marked by Hidden Battles, Reveals Source

by Zain ul Abedin
Matthew Perry's Sobriety Questioned, Friend Alleges Deception
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In a recent revelation that has stirred the entertainment world, a close acquaintance of the late Matthew Perry has come forward with claims that challenge the official autopsy report regarding the actor's sobriety before his untimely demise.

Matthew Perry, a beloved figure best known for his role in the iconic television series "Friends," passed away in October at the age of 54 following a ketamine overdose. The actor's journey with substance abuse and his efforts towards sobriety were well-documented, notably in his memoir released last year.

However, this new testimony from an anonymous friend paints a different picture. Speaking to the Daily Mail, the source claimed, "He [Perry] never was [clean]. It is very sad. You know the biggest lie he told was probably to himself." This statement starkly contrasts the earlier autopsy report, which indicated that Perry had been abstinent for months before his death.

According to the report, the "Mr. Sunshine" actor succumbed to the "acute effects of ketamine," suggesting recreational use rather than chronic abuse.

Struggle to the End

Further intensifying the controversy, the source described Perry as 'manipulative' in handling his addiction, emphasizing the daily battles he faced.

"It was such a struggle, such a battle, and he battled every day to the end," the friend lamented. Perry's death scene, as described in the report, was at his Los Angeles home. He was found lifeless in his jacuzzi on October 28th.

The initial suspicion was cardiac arrest, leading to the emergency responders being alerted by Perry's assistant, who was out on errands during the incident. This latest insight into Perry's struggle with addiction highlights the complexities and challenges individuals face in their battle with substance abuse.

It also sheds light on the often private and painful journey of those in the public eye dealing with such personal issues. The actor's legacy, however, remains untarnished as fans and colleagues remember him for his talent and contribution to the entertainment world.

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