Matthew Perry was one of many few actors who candidly spoke about his expertise overcoming substance abuse. In his memoir “Buddies, Lovers and the Massive Horrible Factor,” which was launched a yr earlier than his premature dying, he opened up about going out and in of rehab, even in the course of filming “Buddies.” He stated that he spent roughly $7 million simply making an attempt to get higher. “I have been in a psychological establishment, gone to remedy twice per week for thirty years, been to dying’s door,” he wrote.
He additionally shared that in 2002, he was so intoxicated whereas filming the film “Serving Sara” that he needed to shell out over half 1,000,000 to salvage his components. “I wanted to make actual amends… so I recorded my slurred components for all the film, which meant I looped all the film,” he penned. “Then I dedicated to doing probably the most press potential within the historical past of press, bending over backward to make issues proper.”
In a later interview with The New York Instances, the actor revised his estimate and shared that he probably spent $9 million on therapies. However he advised Those who he’d fairly be penniless than undergo the identical turmoil once more. “The truth that I’d commerce all of it to not have this illness is true,” he admitted. “However I do not belittle how enjoyable the expertise has been on ‘Buddies.’ And the cash was wonderful. Simply the artistic expertise of being on the present in all probability saved my life.”