Matthew Perry's Tweet Has Fans Extremely Worried About Him
By Dave Basner
February 11, 2019
Matthew Perry won over the country with his portrayal of "Chandler Bing" on the hit series Friends, but back then, off-screen, the actor was struggling. He spent years battling drug and alcohol addiction and in 1997 went to rehab. However, even though he overcame the addiction, his body is reeling from the effects of all the substance abuse and he was recently diagnosed with acute pancreatitis. In August, Perry had surgery to repair a gastrointestinal perforation, a life-threatening hole that forms in the stomach or intestine. He's since been keeping fans up to date, revealing that he spent three months in a hospital bed. Eventually, Matthew was able to go home, but a recent tweet has fans extremely concerned for him.
The mysterious message, his first tweet in a month, says, "I got kicked out of therapy today."
I got kicked out of therapy today.— matthew perry (@MatthewPerry) February 6, 2019
Immediately, Perry was flooded with thousands of comments from concerned fans:
Please feel better ❤️ I hope you’re okay. You deserve love and happiness. You made me laugh when I was having rough times and always got me through it. You’re a brilliant, talented man and some day I believe you’ll see light in life. Addiction and depression will not rule you.— alexa 🖤 (@LexieRedLipz) February 6, 2019
I don’t know what is going on, but I hope you are alright and have people to support you.— deepfriedlard 🇺🇸 (@deepfriedlard) February 6, 2019
Reach out to someone who can give you immediate help, man. Let them help you get to a better therapist, a better way forward. But most importantly, help you in these early hours from a bad event.— Paul D Smith (@PaulDSmith9) February 6, 2019
Don't mean to preach, just truly love you as a fan who is grateful.
Thank you for giving me laughter when I needed it the most. I hope you are doing well and you got kicked out because you're doing better, not worse.— Lorelei (@sirenontheriver) February 6, 2019
Either way...sending love, strength, and some happiness your way
When Matthew noticed the response he was getting, he followed-up with a tweet that shed a little more light on what he was going through, writing, "Easy guys, it was just one session. I’m back in therapy where I belong:)."
Easy guys, it was just one session. I’m back in therapy where I belong:)— matthew perry (@MatthewPerry) February 7, 2019
Hopefully Perry is getting better every day. Stay up to date with him here.
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