Matthew Perry Gets Emotional Looking Back At Weight Loss From Substance Abuse

Matthew Perry Gets Emotional Looking Back At Weight Loss From Substance Abuse

Matthew Perry
Emotional Concerns Over Weight Loss from Substance Abuse

10/28/2022 6: 18 PM PT

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Matthew Perry was brought to tears looking back at how his addiction to pills and alcohol caused his weight to fluctuate … and he feels sorry for his former self.

The “Friends” star got super emotional in his ABC special with Diane Sawyer, crying when they played a clip of him on the sitcom looking super skinny.

Matthew estimates he was 155 lbs.

Matthew estimates that he was lbs.

MP told Diane his weight dipped as low as 128 lbs and says, at the time, he was “out of control” and didn’t know what was going on.

Matthew says that he gained weight while he was drinking heavily… and that he regrets those times. ABC shows clips of Matthew on “Friends”, and it’s obvious how his weight changed from season to season, while he was struggling with addiction.

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As we reported … Matthew also opened up about how he was able to break the cycle of addiction after 6,000 AA meetings and 15 stints at rehab facilities.

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For Matthew, he says the people around him helped keep him on the straight and narrow … and he singles out Jennifer Aniston for being there for him during “Friends” and after.

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Matthew claims that he took his first pain pill after he was injured while filming “Fools Rush In”. This led to his addiction.

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