Matthew Perry reveals how Jennifer Aniston confronted him about his drug addiction

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Video above: ‘Friends’ director defends Matthew Perry after reunion special. Matthew Perry continues to share candid moments from his long journey to sobriety and the struggles he endured while juggling his Vicodin and alcohol addictions on Friends. In an excerpt from his new book Friends, Lovers and the Big Awful Thing, Perry shares how Jennifer Aniston’s visit to his trailer made him realize his secretive behavior when it came to alcohol wasn’t so secret after all. “I know you drink,” she said, Perry, now 53, wrote in excerpts published by The Times of London. “I’ve been over her for a long time – ever since she started dating Brad Pitt, I’ve been fine – and I’ve figured out how long I can look at her without being embarrassed, but still, running into Jennifer Aniston was devastating. And I was confused, he continued. “How can you tell? I said. I’ve never worked drunk. ‘I’ve tried to hide it…'” Elsewhere in the passage, Perry mentioned that he had ‘never’ worked drunk. or drunk (although he was “definitely working off a hangover”), and he said that he was able to be a part of the highly successful Friends ensemble in large part because of his cast mates and the way they “group around and support ” like an injured penguin being supported by other penguins. “I was a wounded penguin, but I was determined not to let these wonderful people and this show down,” he wrote. But that day in the trailer, Perry Aniston told him that he’s not going to get away with anything.” “We feel it,” she said strangely but lovingly, and the plural “we” hit me like a sledgehammer,” Perry wrote. “I know I drink too much,” I said, “but I not sure what to do with it.’ “The ‘Whole Nine Yards’ star also describes in a new book how his weight fluctuated due to pills that made him sick and suppressed his appetite, or alcohol to make him bloated.”You can follow the trajectory of my addiction when will measure my weight by seasons – if I’m heavy, it’s alcohol; if I’m thin, it’s pills. If I have a goatee, it’s a lot of pills.” Perry even referenced certain moments in the hit show’s 10 seasons and let readers in on what was going on with his addiction at the time. “By the end of season three, I was spending most of my time figuring out how to get 55 Vicodin a day — I had to take 55 every day or I’d get so sick. It was a full-time job, making phone calls, seeing doctors, faking migraines , finding badass nurses to give me what I need,” Perry wrote. The actor recently said he’s finally ready to share his experience now that he’s safe. the other side of addiction. “I wanted to share when I was in safety from falling back into the dark side of everything,” Perry told People of the book. – I had to wait until I was completely sober – and away from the active disease of alcoholism and drug addiction – to write it all down. And most importantly, I was completely sure that it would help people.” Matthew Perry’s Friends, Lovers and the Big Awful Thing will be published by Headline on November 1st.

Video above: Friends director defends Matthew Perry after reunion special

Matthew Perry continues to share candid moments from his long journey to sobriety and the struggles he endured while juggling his Vicodin and alcohol addictions on Friends.

In an excerpt from his new book, Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing, Perry talks about how visiting Jennifer Aniston’s trailer for the film made him realize that his secretive behavior when it came to alcohol wasn’t all that already secret.

“I know you drink,” Perry, now 53, said in an excerpt published in the memoir. Times of London.

“I got over her a long time ago — ever since she started dating Brad Pitt, I was fine — and figured out how long to look at her so it wasn’t awkward, but still, running into Jennifer Aniston was devastating. And I was confused, he continued.

“” How can you say? I said. I have never worked drunk. “I tried to hide it…”

Elsewhere in the passage, Perry mentioned that he “never” worked high or drunk (although he “certainly worked hungover”), and he said that he was largely able to function as part of a very successful ensemble. Friends” thanks to their cast mates and how they will “group around [him] and Prop [him] up” like an injured penguin being supported by other penguins.

“I was a wounded penguin, but I was determined not to let these wonderful people and this show down,” he wrote.

But that day in the trailer, Perry Aniston flat out told him that he couldn’t get away with anything.

“We can smell that,” she said in a weird but loving way, and the plural “we” hit me like a sledgehammer,” Perry wrote.

“I know I drink too much,” I said, “but I don’t know exactly what to do about it.”

The Whole Nine Yards star also describes in the new book how his weight fluctuated due to pills that made him sick and suppressed his appetite, or alcohol that made him bloated.

“You can trace the trajectory of my addiction if you measure my weight from season to season – when I dare, it’s alcohol; if i’m skinny it’s pills. If I have a goatee, that’s a lot of pills. “

Perry even referenced certain moments in the hit show’s 10-season run and let readers in on what was going on with his addiction at the time.

“By the end of season three, I was spending most of my time figuring out how to get 55 Vicodin a day—I had to take 55 every day or I would get so sick. It was a full-time job, making phone calls, doctor appointments, faking migraines, finding unfit nurses to get me what I needed,” Perry wrote.

The actor recently said he’s finally ready to share his experiences now that he’s safely on the other side of addiction.

“I wanted to share when I was safe from delving into the dark side of things again,” Perry told People of the Book. “I had to wait until I was completely sober—and away from the active disease of alcoholism and addiction—to write it all down. And most importantly, I was sure that it would help people.”

Matthew Perry’s Friends, Lovers and the Big Bad will be published by Headline on November 1.

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