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The Friends Co-Star Who Helped Matthew Perry The Most During His Addiction Battle
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The late Matthew Perry, best known to fans of the beloved TV series "Friends" as Chandler Bing, grappled with severe alcohol and drug abuse issues during the show's run.
In an interview with Diane Sawyer in 2022, Perry opened up about his struggles and credited his co-star Jennifer Aniston for her unwavering support during his
addiction battle.
In his memoir "Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing," Perry recalled a poignant moment when Aniston confronted him about his discernible drinking habits on the set.
The TV star admitted that he was heartbroken by the interaction as he used to have a huge crush on his co-star. "To be confronted by Jennifer Aniston was devastating," he said.
When Perry asked Aniston how she could tell he'd been drinking, she said, "We can smell it." He wrote, "The plural 'we' hit me like a sledgehammer."
Thankfully, Aniston and the rest of the cast were supportive of him as he went through his addiction struggles during his journey to sobriety, according to People.