We all know of him from that super successful primetime sitcom on NBC…..I think the name of it was Friends!
It was about a group (six as a matter of fact) of zany New Yorkers who behaved as much like coeds, as they were ambitious and upwardly mobile professionals, navigating themselves through the challenging, yet often hilarious world post undergrad.
Perry played the role of lovable and precocious Chandler, with ever fluctuating weight problems, neuroses, and and ongoing, endearing love for Monica, Ross's sister and best friend of mogul Jennifer Anistons character, Rachel Green.
As you may have been aware, after the sitcom series finale, Perry disappeared off the Hollywood radar, for a while. Yeah, he did a Lifetime movie here, and made some attempts at network television sitcoms, but nothing ever as ubiquitous as Friends.
Well, I have good news. Today, he is back and he is the star of a brand new sitcom, titled 'Go On'.
This sudden turn of events comes after Perry faced down the demons of pain pill addiction and alcoholism.
Yes, even someone seemingly as clean cut, charming, charismatic, all-american, and certainly as talented as Matthew Perry can suffer from addiction and alcoholism; and, that he did!
Even while he played the lovable Chandler on the Friend's series, Perry struggled with drug addiction, often prompting writers to include Perry's drug/and alcohol-inducing weight fluctuations into story lines.
Meanwhile, it is no secret that Perry was in and out of substance abuse rehabilitation centers, that include the likes of Malibu's Promises, for years, attempting to get a hold on his addiction and alcoholism issues.
Well, since 2011, following a month long stint, away "…..to focus on my sobriety and continue my life in recovery," Perry has overtly stated, he is clean and sober, focusing on getting back into work, and maintaining his sobriety.
Way to go Matthew! Congratulations on the comeback too.
For all of you out there that are in active addiction, take a que from Perry, who was once so mired in addiction himself, that he all but disappeared, yet never gave up. Now he is back, clean and sober, and better than ever.
You can do the same, no matter where you are at, by putting one foot in front of the other!
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