Matthew Perry has battled with Substance abuse for an extended period, Especially during his time playing Chandler Bing in Friends. The Friends actor has been very vocal about the issue. In his upcoming book, he discussed how his addiction worsened and how it risked his life.
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In a part of his book, Perry admits that he was in danger of passing away if he kept abusing narcotics the way he had been. He described the most dramatic time in his life: “The doctors told my family that I had a 2% chance of live.”
The recollection is of a compassionate time: when he spent two weeks in a coma and five months in the hospital due to excessive opiate usage that ruptured his colon and caused a gastrointestinal perforation.
“I was put on a thing called an ECMO machine, which does all the breathing for your heart and your lungs,” Perry said. “And that’s called a Hail Mary. No one survives that.
Along with Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer, he also claims that his other Friends co-stars over the show’s ten-year run were kind and patient with him.
“They were like penguins. When a penguin is sick, the other penguins surround him and help him straighten up, walk around him until he can walk on his own. That’s what the cast of Friends did for me ,” he said gratefully.
His worst period occurred during one of his final seasons when he weighed 58 kg and consumed 55 Vicodin tablets daily. “I was unsure of how to quit. Because sickness and addiction are progressive, I was unable to stop. So when I got older, it simply became worse,” He claims.
According to Perry, in an interview with People magazine, the doctors warned him that he had a minimal chance of surviving when he was brought to the hospital and that he only felt secure from sliding “into the dark side” again after he miraculously survived.