‘Mean’ Keanu Reeves Dig Will Be Cut From Book

Matthew Perry and Keanu Reeves.
Shutterstock (2)

Might he be extra regretful? Matthew Perry admitted that he shouldn’t have dropped Keanu Reeves‘ identify in his November 2022 memoir, Mates, Lovers and the Huge Horrible Factor.

“I mentioned a silly factor. It was a imply factor to do,” Perry, 53, mentioned on the Los Angeles Instances Pageant of Books on Saturday, April 22. “I pulled his identify as a result of I reside on the identical road. I’ve apologized publicly to him. Any future variations of the e book won’t have his identify in it.”

The Mates alum mentioned that he hasn’t personally apologized to the John Wick star, 58, but. “If I run into the man, I’ll apologize. It was simply silly,” Perry added by way of Selection.

The Massachusetts native seemingly threw shade at Reeves whereas discussing the deaths of actors River Phoenix and Chris Farley.

“River was a stupendous man in and out — too lovely for this world, it turned out. It at all times appears to be the actually gifted 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?” he questioned in a single passage.

Perry once more introduced up the Matrix star when he wrote about Farley’s December 1997 loss of life. “I punched a gap via Jennifer Aniston’s dressing room wall after I came upon [about Farley’s death]. Keanu Reeves walks amongst us,” the 17 Once more star wrote.

Because the excerpts made headlines, Perry apologized for utilizing Reeves for example. “I’m truly an enormous fan of Keanu. I simply selected a random identify, my mistake. I apologize. I ought to have used my very own identify as an alternative,” Perry mentioned in an announcement in November.

Reeves didn’t publicly reply to being named in Perry’s memoir. Nonetheless, an insider solely informed Us Weekly that he wasn’t anticipating to be within the e book in any respect.

“Keanu thought the feedback got here out of left discipline,” the insider shared with Us on the time. “It’s form of backfired on Matthew anyway, which is why he needed to apologize.”

Perry’s e book largely centered on his battle with drug and alcohol dependancy. After spending “upward of $7 million making an attempt to get sober,” the Entire 9 Yards star mentioned he’s clear. “I’ve been to 6 thousand AA conferences. (Not an exaggeration, extra an informed guess.) I’ve been to rehab fifteen occasions,” he revealed in his memoir. “I’ve been in a psychological establishment, gone to remedy twice per week for thirty years, been to loss of life’s door.”