Mental Health Pioneer Prince Harry Once Revealed How Matthew Perry’s Chandler Bing Helped Him With His Battle Against PTSD

Published 11/05/2023, 8:08 AM EST

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Matthew Perry was like TV royalty, and he would still be legendary even if he never stepped on screen after Friends. Landing a role like Chandler Bing is like hitting the jackpot in the acting world. He had this magical touch that could turn a funny line into a laugh riot. Perry was the wizard of wit, and his humor reached far beyond the show itself.

Even after his passing, people continue to reminisce about the moments they shared with him, keeping his memory alive. It is hardly a shocker that Chandler Bing played a role for Prince Harry as well in his battle with PTSD.

Chandler Bing’s laughter lives on with Prince Harry

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In the wake of the untimely demise of the Friends star, a wave of reminiscences poured in from fellow celebrities who shared their cherished interactions with the iconic actor. The entertainment world was abuzz with tributes, with various luminaries reflecting on the profound influence Perry had on their lives, whether through personal connections or the profound mark he left as Chandler. In the same light, Prince Harry’s revelations about the pivotal role that Friends played in his life during a trying time also resurfaced. 

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In his memoir Spare, which was released earlier this year, the Duke candidly shared that the show became a source of solace. More so, it aided him in managing panic attacks and provided companionship amidst turbulent periods. Through Chandler Bing, the character portrayed by Matthew Perry, Prince Harry found a kindred spirit, relating deeply to his on-screen persona. In the pages of his memoir, the Duke of Sussex delved into the intense binge-watching experience of several seasons of the sitcom throughout a single summer, highlighting his genuine affection for the series.

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The shared bond between Perry’s class portrayal and the Duke’s struggles serves as a testament to the enduring impact of the show. Even after his departure, his legacy of helping people combat addiction lives on.

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Perry was not only a beloved actor, but also a philanthropist. He dedicated himself to various charitable causes, particularly supporting individuals in their battle against addiction. One notable act of kindness was transforming his Malibu Beach property into a rehabilitation center for men fighting addiction. This gesture earned recognition and an award from The White House.

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The Matthew Perry Foundation aimed to eternalize its enduring commitment to supporting people struggling with addiction. Remarkably, the foundation’s website prominently featured Perry’s quotes. Moreover, they reflect his passion for helping others and his belief in the collective help needed to eradicate addiction. Be it his trust or his role as Bing, Perry’s compassionate legacy lives on.

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Riva Khan

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Riva Khan is an entertainment reporter at NetflixJunkie. Given her love for the language and writing, she has honed her narrative skills from a young age. She loves her latest tea in Hollywood and keeps an eye on the news.

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