Matthew Perry Recalls His Addiction Days

Ahead of the release of his new memoir ‘Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing’, Perry talked about his addiction days.

The doctors told my family that I had a 2 percent chance to live,” he recalled when he was first admitted to the hospital.

Perry was in the hospital for weeks after his colon-related emergency which was a result of developing a gastrointestinal perforation and his colon eventually burst. He spent two weeks in a comatose and another five months in hospital care before he had to use a colostomy bag for nine months.

Perry said his 'Friends' co-stars “were understanding, and they were patient” in supporting him through relapses over the years.

There were five people put on an ECMO machine that night and the other four died and I survived. So the big question is why? Why was I the one? There has to be some kind of reason,” he concluded.

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