Matthew Perry takes bizarre swipes at Keanu Reeves in new book
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Friends actor Matthew Perry has bizarrely taken aim at Keanu Reeves in his new memoir.
However, it would appear Perry isn't too fond of him.
In his autobiography Friends, Lovers And The Big Terrible Thing - in which he opens up about his struggles with drink and drug addiction - the 53-year-old recalls the death of actor River Phoenix, the older brother of Joaquin.
"Why is it that the original thinkers like River Phoenix and Heath Ledger die, but Keanu Reeves still walks among us?" Perry writes, as reported by Page Six.
"River was a beautiful man inside and out and too beautiful for this world, it turned out. It always seems to be the really talented guys who go down."
Elsewhere in the book, he has another pop at Reeves while discussing the death of actor and comedian Chris Farley.
"I punched a hole through Jennifer Aniston's dressing room wall when I found out," he writes. "Keanu Reeves walks among us."
While it may not be clear why Perry feels animosity towards Reeves, it is unsurprising that he writes about actors who died of overdoses.
In his memoir, Perry opens up about his own struggle with addiction and how it almost cost him his life.
Speaking to The New York Times, he said he was 18 months sober - but he has spent a hell of a lot of money trying to get to this point.
"I've probably spent $9 million (£7.9 million) or something trying to get sober," he said.
Speaking to People, Perry revealed that his alcoholism was just taking root when he landed the role that would change his life on the astronomically popular sitcom Friends.
Over the years on the show, his addiction escalated - and in 2018, he almost died.
While Perry publicly said that he had been hospitalised for a gastrointestinal perforation, the truth was that his colon had burst from using opioids.
He was hospitalised for a total of five months, two weeks of which he was in a coma.
Perry then had to wear a colostomy bag for nine months.
He said: "The doctors told my family that I had a two percent chance to live.
"I was put on a thing called an Ecmo machine, which does all the breathing for your heart and your lungs. And that's called a Hail Mary. No one survives that."
Perry said five people were put on Ecmo machines that night and only he survived, making him question why he was the one.
He also added that his Friends co-stars had all been by his side during his toughest times.
Perry said: "It's like penguins. Penguins, in nature, when one is sick, or when one is very injured, the other penguins surround it and prop it up. They walk around it until that penguin can walk on its own."
He added: "That's kind of what the cast did for me."
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