‘Friends’ Producer Says Matthew Perry Is ‘Stronger And Better’


Could he be any better? A Friends has said that Matthew Perry is doing well, following concern for the actor amid the reunion special.

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“I talked to him. It was great seeing him again,” the 66-year-old said. “And what people say is what people say. I don’t have any to say about that, except it was great to see him.”

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has released this line of limited-edition clothing and accessories inspired by his ‘’ character, Chandler Bing.

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He continued, “And I think he’s very funny on the show. But yes, I think he’s OK. He seems and better since the last time I saw him, and excited about going forward.”

Fans were concerned about Perry when he appeared to be lethargic and slurred his speech in promos for the reunion. The 51-year-old has been candid about his sobriety in the past.

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“Matthew turned up to the reunion and members of his team said that he had an emergency tooth procedure that day,” the source explained to The Sun. “That was said to impact his wellbeing and also how he was feeling.”

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“Obviously no one wants to film after a procedure, but it happened,” the insider continued, as Perry was reportedly in pain following the procedure. “The feeling was one of huge sympathy for Matthew especially in recent days given how people have reacted online.

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His struggle even impacted how well he remembers playing Chandler Bing on Friends. “I don’t remember three years of it,” he told BBC. “I was a little out of it at the time — somewhere between seasons three and six.”

Perry checked himself into rehab in 2011 after previous stints. “I’m making plans to go away for a month to focus on my sobriety and to continue my life in recovery. Please enjoy making fun of me on the World Wide Web,” he said at the time. However, an insider told PEOPLE that it was a maintenance visit and there was “no relapse.”

He then opened The Perry House, as a sober living area in his Malibu home which closed after he sold the property.

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