Friends star Matthew Perry lately revealed that he virtually died in 2018, after his colon burst attributable to an overuse of opioids. At the time, there have been reviews about Perry being hospitalised attributable to a gastrointestinal perforation. However, the fact of the state of affairs was rather more critical, because the actor had spent two weeks in coma, 5 months within the hospital and had to make use of a colostomy bag for 9 months.
Perry informed People, “The doctors told my family that I had a 2% chance to live. I was put on a thing called an ECMO machine, which does all the breathing for your heart and your lungs. And that’s called a Hail Mary. No one survives that.”
Matthew Perry has at all times been open about his addictions struggles. During the 10-season run of Friends, he was taking 55 Vicodin a day, which led to a drastic drop in his weight.
“I didn’t know how to stop. If the police came over to my house and said, ‘If you drink tonight, we’re going to take you to jail,’ I’d start packing. I couldn’t stop because the disease and the addiction is progressive. So it gets worse and worse as you grow older,” Perry stated. He additional stated that his addictions to numerous capsules resulted in 14 surgical procedures to date on his abdomen, including, “That’s a lot of reminders to stay sober. All I have to do is look down.”
Matthew Perry stated that his therapist grilled it into him that he must be sober. “My therapist said, ‘The next time you think about taking Oxycontin, just think about having a colostomy bag for the rest of your life,’” the actor stated. “And a little window opened and I crawled through it and I no longer want Oxycontin anymore.”