Matthew Perry Apologizes to Keanu Reeves After Memoir Comments

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Making amends. Matthew Perry issued an apology to Keanu Reeves shortly after going through backlash for feedback in his upcoming memoir, Mates, Lovers and the Large Horrible Factor.

“I’m really an enormous fan of Keanu. I simply selected a random title, my mistake. I apologize. I ought to have used my very own title as an alternative,” Perry, 53, stated in a press release to Individuals on Wednesday, October 26.

The Mates alum’s response comes after excerpts from his e-book about Reeves, 58, grew to become a subject of dialog on social media. Followers questioned if Perry was throwing shade at The Matrix star when he mentioned the loss of life of their mutual pal River Phoenix.

“River was an attractive man in and out — too lovely for this world, it turned out. It all the time appears to be the actually proficient guys who go down. Why is it that the unique thinkers like River Phoenix and Heath Ledger die, however Keanu Reeves nonetheless walks amongst us?” the Massachusetts alum wrote.

In one other part, Perry took purpose at Reeves once more whereas addressing Chris Farley’s December 1997 loss of life. “I punched a gap via Jennifer Aniston’s dressing room wall once I discovered [about Farley’s death],” he added, earlier than noting, “Keanu Reeves walks amongst us.”

Earlier this 12 months, the Mr. Sunshine alum revealed plans to element his previous struggles with dependancy in a memoir. “A lot has been written about me prior to now. I believed it was time folks heard from me. The highs have been excessive, the lows have been low. However I’ve lived to inform the story, although at instances it seemed like I wouldn’t,” he tweeted in February. “And it’s all in right here.”

Perry then joked: “I apologize it’s not a pop up e-book.”

In line with beforehand launched excerpts, Perry opened up about how he started ingesting at age 14 and finally began utilizing benzodiazepines and opioids, together with Vicodin, Xanax and OxyContin.

“I’ve in all probability spent $9 million or one thing making an attempt to get sober,” he informed The New York Instances in an interview printed Sunday, October 23.

Perry additionally mirrored on how his Mates costar Jennifer Aniston supplied him assist. “She was the one which reached out probably the most,” he informed Diane Sawyer in a Friday, October 21, trailer for his upcoming ABC interview. “I’m actually grateful to her for that.”

On the time, a supply completely informed Us Weekly that the duo have remained shut through the years.

“She all the time took time to hearken to him, even when she was busy or had her personal points to take care of. Matthew feels that these individuals who stood by him when the chips have been down, Jennifer included, saved his life with out query,” the insider shared. “They gave him the need to hold on and get wholesome, although it took an enormous quantity of willpower of his personal.”

Mates, Lovers and the Large Horrible Factor is on the market on November 1.

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