Given the buzz that surrounds it, peppered with interesting revelations by the author himself, it now appears that Friends star Matthew Perry’s new memoir Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, will surely make for an interesting read. Not too long ago, Perry opened up about a rather dark phase of his life, and how he’s had no qualms about writing about it in his memoir. And well, the actor has reportedly also made a pretty bizarre revelation about Matrix actor Keanu Reeves in the book, suggesting how he hates Reeves.
The book is all set to hit the shelves on November 1, and an excerpt from the book states, “Why is it that the original thinkers like River Phoenix and Heath Ledger die, but Keanu Reeves still walks among us?”
He further wrote a tribute as well for Phoenix, which read, “River was a beautiful man inside and out and too beautiful for this world, it turned out. It always seems to be the really talented guys who go down.”
Phoenix was just 23 when he died in West Hollywood. He breathed his last outside a club named the Viper Room. “I heard the screaming from my apartment; went back to bed; woke up to the news,” wrote Perry.
But his dig at Reeves didn’t stop at Phoenix’s death, as he took subtle digs at the actor again while mentioning Chris Farley’s death.
In 1988, when Perry was battling alcoholism, he’d informed his family that he had just a 2 percent chance of survival. It was the same year when he’d signed a comedy film, named Almost Heroes, starring Farley, who eventually passed on at the age of 33 in 1997.
Citing this he wrote, “I punched a hole through Jennifer Aniston’s dressing room wall when I found out. Keanu Reeves walks among us.”
Looking back, there’s no denying that Perry has gone through the worse, as his addiction had once spiraled out of control, owing to which his colon had reportedly burst due to excessive use of opioids. The gastrointestinal perforation could have been fatal. In an interview, the actor said, “I wanted to share when I was safe from going into the dark side of everything again. I had to wait until I was pretty safely sober — and away from the active disease of alcoholism and addiction — to write it all down. And the main thing was, I was pretty certain that it would help people.”
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