Matthew Perry has had a tough go of it over the years, what with his drug addiction problems, intermittent weight gain and loss and multiple failed/shitty TV shows (because let’s be honest, he’s Chandler Bing forever and that’s pretty much the end of the road). He didn’t just f-ck around with the tame stuff, either – it was opiates he was after, so that pretty much means he was smoking heroin (I know that’s not the only opiate, but if someone has to refer to them as “opiates”, they’re most likely doing so in lieu of saying the H word) and that shit is no joke.
Speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative University conference, Perry shared the highs and lows of his experience with attendees, saying:
“I was so hooked on opiates,” he explained, “that I couldn’t even leave my bedroom.” (via Neon Tommy)
He went through rehab and got clean, however, and has decided to “live for others” now that he’s not living for the drugs. He even made a rather astute joke about how the only time he got on the cover of People was when he decided to go to rehab. That’s showbiz for ya, kid. Good for him for getting and (sorta) staying sober.