Matthew Perry remembers Jennifer Aniston called him out for alcohol abuse

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Matthew Perry praised Jennifer Aniston for being a good friend amidst his sobriety struggles.

The actor, who recently revealed he “nearly” died from heavy drug use, said his “Friends” co-star confronted him about his scary drug and alcohol use at the height of his career.

In a trailer for his interview with Diane Sawyer — which airs on Oct. 28 — Aniston apparently told Perry, “We know you’re drinking.”

“Imagine how scary a moment that was,” the 53-year-old told Sawyer, adding that “she was the one that reached out the most. I’m really grateful to her for that.”

In the same interview, the “Fools Rush In” star confirmed that he was taking “55 Vicodin a day,” in addition to “Methadone, Xanax” and “a full quart of vodka.”

The rampant drug abuse almost killed the actor at the age of 49 when his colon burst from opioid overuse.

At the time, Perry claimed he suffered a “gastrointestinal perforation,” but in reality, he spent five months in the hospital — including two weeks in a coma — and had to use a colostomy bag for nine months after doctors told him he had “a 2 percent chance to live.”


The actor says he is “grateful” Aniston confronted him.

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The actor says he is “grateful” Aniston confronted him.

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