Matthew Perry edits comments on Keanu Reeves Out Of Memoir

In a recent interview, the “Friends” alum said Matthew Perry expressed regret for his comments about his fellow actor Keanu Reeves In his memoir, he questioned why he was still alive while discussing the tragic deaths of other actors such as River Phoenix and Heath Ledger.

However, Perry has now stated that he will remove these hurtful comments from his memoir and will personally apologize to Reeves should he meet him in person.

Read on to find out more.

Matthew Perry faces backlash for ridiculing Keanu Reeves

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Last year, Friends star Matthew Perry faced backlash after the release of his memoir. Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing. The book focuses primarily on Perry’s battle with opioid addiction and his road to recovery, which nearly took his life after his colon ruptured due to excessive drug use at the age of 49.

Unfortunately, Perry’s memoir also contained some controversial comments about The Matrix star Keanu Reeves. Excerpts from the book edited by The Sunday TimesShot at Reeves, Perry said, “Why did the original thinkers like River Phoenix and Heath Ledger die, but Keanu Reeves still walks among us?”

This sneaky comment caught Reeves off guard, with sources close to the actor claiming he thought it was so “from the left field”

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In a statement to People Magazine In October 2022, Perry apologized for his comment, saying he just chose a random name for the prose and was “a huge fan” of Reeves. “I apologize. I should have used my name instead,” he said.

In his recent speech at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Perry once again expressed his regret. The 53-year-old apologized for the taunts and announced that he had removed Reeves’ name from future editions of his memoir.

Perry admitted it was a mistake to refer to the “John Wick” star in this way and acknowledged that he withdrew the comments because he lives close to Reeves. He stated per insider, “I said something stupid. It was a mean thing. I drew his name because I live on the same street. I publicly apologized to him. All future versions of the book will not include his name.” The Friends alum also expressed his desire to personally apologize to Reeves, saying, “When I meet the guys, I will apologize. It was just stupid.”

Matthew Perry says he wants to be remembered as a guy who “lived life”.

Matthew Perry

In his presentation, Perry also shared that he tried to avoid criticizing anyone while writing his autobiography. Emphasizing that the purpose of the book isn’t to call or attack anyone, the actor explained, “That wasn’t the point.”

He explained that he didn’t want to blame anyone specifically for the struggles he discussed in the book, which included his battle with opioid addiction. Perry said: “I’ve been in therapy since I was 18. I wanted to make sure this wasn’t the kind of book where I blame people for what they did wrong. You have to give them credit for the things they did right.”

The Whole Nine Yards actor also said he would like to be remembered “as a guy who lived life, loved well, lived well and helped people. Getting run over was a good thing, not a bad thing.”

His struggle with substance abuse

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In an interview with the New York Times In 2022, the ‘Fools Rush In’ actor opened up about his long battle with substance abuse. He revealed his addiction began with alcohol in his teens before moving on to more complex substances like Vicodin, OxyContin and Xanax.

To treat his addiction, Perry admitted to seeing eight doctors at the same time to get multiple prescriptions for the same drugs. The actor also shared that he “probably spent $9 million or something getting sober.”

However, his decades of substance abuse came to a head in 2018 when he was hospitalized with pneumonia, an exploded colon and other serious health problems. After spending two weeks in a coma and nine months with a colostomy bag, he underwent over a dozen stomach surgeries.

Writing his memoir as part of his recovery, Perry said the emotions “rushed out of me — the painful stuff, hospitals, rehab, all that stuff — it rushed out of me.” It was quick.”

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