Former “Friend” Almost Dies During Surgery, Proves Drugs Are Bad Once Again

By now everyone knows about the drug abuse and struggles with addiction for “Friends” alum Mathew Perry. Perry famously has had battles with opioids, alcohol, and just about any drug he could get his hands on during and since the end of Friends in 2004. Fact is, it’s a minor miracle that he is still alive.

Perry never reached the superstar status that he held during his run as Chandler Bing, though he did star in several tepid Hollywood comedies and made the occasional guest spot on television. Now Perry is hawking his memoirs and has related a terrifying story of his drug abuse almost killing him in 2021. Check this out.

Matthew Perry was supposed to have a role in “Don’t Look Up” — but exited the movie’s cast after a medical scare.

The actor was in surgery when his heart stopped for five minutes, according to Rolling Stone’s Tuesday excerpt from his memoir, “Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing.”

The “Friends” alum, 53, wrote that while he did film a scene with Jonah Hill as a Republican journalist, he did not return to set. Instead, Perry stayed at a rehab center in Switzerland.

For context, “Don’t Look Up” was a leftist Netflix movie from 2021 with Leo Dicaprio and Jennifer Lawrence. While that should tell you all you need to know about the content and quality, it was also critically praised. Mostly because it skewers conservatives as uneducated, head-in-the-sand rubes denying a comet hurtling towards Earth. To be honest, midway through the Biden administration, I’m becoming very pro-comet. I digress. Read more