Matthew Perry Shades Keanu Reeves in New Tell-All Memoir

Matthew Perry and Keanu Reeves.
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Dangerous blood? Matthew Perry throws shade at Keanu Reeves in his upcoming memoir Buddies, Lovers and the Massive Horrible Factor whereas discussing the demise of their mutual pal River Phoenix.

“River was a phenomenal man inside and outside — too stunning for this world, it turned out. It at all times 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 53-year-old Buddies alum writes, in keeping with Web page Six.

The 17 Once more actor and Reeves, 58, each had a friendship with Phoenix earlier than he died of a drug overdose at age 23 in October 1993. In a Might 2019 dialog with the Irish Occasions, Reeves described the My Non-public Idaho actor as “positively [one of] my closest buddies from that period.”

Perry takes one other jab on the John Wick actor later within the memoir whereas discussing Chris Farley’s December 1997 demise. “I punched a gap via Jennifer Aniston’s dressing room wall once I discovered [about Farley’s death],” he writes, including for the second time, “Keanu Reeves walks amongst us.”

The Massachusetts native — who describes Phoenix as having “an aura round” him — additionally shares his expertise of studying that the Stand By Me star had died. “I heard the screaming from my house; went again to mattress; woke as much as the information,” he writes.

Along with opening up about dropping buddies to habit, Perry particulars his personal battle with drug and alcohol abuse within the e-book, recounting the harrowing story of lapsing right into a coma and waking as much as be taught that his colon had burst because of opioid overuse. Regardless of being informed he had a “two p.c likelihood” of surviving on the time, Perry says his extreme well being problems helped him get sober.

“One high-quality day, God and my therapist received collectively and determined to miraculously take away my need to take medicine. A need that has been plaguing me since 1996. My therapist stated to me, ‘The subsequent time you consider OxyContin, I would like you to consider residing out the remainder of your days with a colostomy bag,’” he writes. “Having had a colostomy bag for 9 lengthy months, my therapist’s phrases hit arduous. And when this man’s phrases hit arduous, the prudent factor to do is to get into motion instantly. What he stated prompted a really small window to open, and I crawled via it. And on the opposite aspect was a life with out OxyContin.”