With a Coffee Cup in Hand, ‘Friends’ Star Matthew Perry Marks a Rare Public Appearance on Road to Sobriety

Published 10/06/2023, 9:38 AM EDT

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“I’m not great at advice. Can I interest you in a sarcastic comment?” Matthew Perry has delivered and reveled in the ethos of sarcasm and humor. If someone can tackle Ryan Reynolds and his sense of quick wit, it is Perry. However, as epic as it would be for the two to collaborate, the Friends actor has of late been trying to see the best of his days. After battling a near-impossible survival fate, the 54-year-old recently gave a glimpse of himself.

In a rare public appearance, the hallowed actor made his way to the cameras. Although his hands were seemingly occupied.

Matthew Perry steps out of a building and lets fans know that he is recovering

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Unquestionably the funniest among the Friends star cast, the $120 million worth actor made fans aware that he still lies firm on his quest to stay sober. After spending $9 million on his health and overcoming addiction, Perry was spotted moving out of a Los Angeles building. In a set of snaps by Daily Mail, the actor made his way with a cup of coffee in his hands. Dressed in all Nike, with a blue shirt, gray shorts, and a pair of black socks and shoes, Perry was in motion. 

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With framed sunglasses over his head, he marked his public appearance after a long time. The sight was a welcome relief for fans who once had to come to terms with having the gem of sarcasm on life support. Although not at his healthiest best, Perry appeared to be able, and keep himself moving. Despite his 2018 nightmare scare at the hospital, years later, he is here, walking in fitness gear.

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The sight is meant to be cherished, for the man was once right on the fence with a mere two percent chance of survival.

The Friends actor was once on “Hail Mary” support

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Matthew Perry, a few years back, had himself tethered to the fringes of life. It is no secret that he long faced troubles with addiction, leading to a questionable frail appearance on the Friends Season 7 premiere. His opioid and alcohol addiction had caused that look decades back and again in 2018, overuse swallowed him into a two-week-long coma where doctors gave him a two percent chance of survival.

After miraculously making it back from being on life support or the “Hail Mary,” as he called it, Perry took off on a quest to be sober. In what would come as a sight of abundant relief and joy, the actor seems to have kept his word and is surely on a quest to recovery. Moreover, the actor found himself in rehab fifteen times, and in detox, 65 times. Along with it, fourteen surgeries, including one that left him with a six-inch-long incision, are a testament to his quest for survival.

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Imteshal Karim

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Imteshal Karim is a Hollywood News reporter at NetflixJunkie. With a penchant for writing in multiple forms, he is a published writer with his works published in anthologies. A star at his college’s writing competitions, he loves telling a good story and hopes to tell impactful ones about the unexplored side of the Entertainment industry.

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