“I didn’t perceive the extent of hysteria and self-torture [that] was placed on Matthew Perry, if he didn’t get that snigger, and the devastation that he felt,” the Morning Present star, 52, mentioned in the course of the Thursday, June 24, episode of the At the moment present. “[But it] makes a variety of sense.”
During Friends: The Reunion, the Fools Rush In star, 51, mentioned that he used to “go into convulsions” if the studio viewers didn’t snigger at his jokes as Chandler whereas the present taped. “To me, I felt like I used to be going to die in the event that they didn’t snigger,” he said in the HBO Max special, which debuted in Could. “And it’s not wholesome, for certain.”
His castmates replied that they didn’t understand how a lot strain he felt to ship. “You didn’t inform us that then,” Lisa Kudrow informed him.
The Go On alum famously struggled with addiction throughout his time on the present, which aired from 1994 to 2004. He turned hooked on Vicodin in 1997 after an harm and checked into rehab later that 12 months. In 2000, he was hospitalized for pancreatitis ensuing from his alcohol abuse, and the next 12 months, he went again to rehab.
“I didn’t get sober as a result of I felt prefer it,” he informed The New York Instances in 2002. “I acquired sober as a result of I used to be nervous I used to be going to die the following day.”
He returned to rehab a 3rd time in 2011, and two years later, he turned his Malibu dwelling right into a males’s sober dwelling facility known as Perry Home.
“I’ve had a variety of ups and downs in my life and a variety of fantastic accolades,” he informed The Hollywood Reporter in 2013. “The perfect factor about me is that if an alcoholic comes as much as me and says, ‘Will you assist me cease consuming?’ I’ll say, ‘Sure. I understand how to do this.’”
“He was nice,” the producer, 39, mentioned throughout a Could episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s “TV Prime 5” podcast. “Folks can generally simply be unkind. I want they weren’t. I beloved working with him. He’s a brilliantly humorous man and I assumed he had some nice one-liners within the present. I felt simply blissful and fortunate to be in his presence and directing him on one thing like this.”