EXCLUSIVE: Matthew Perry, 54, cuts a casual figure as he steps out in sportswear for low-key outing in LA
Matthew Perry cut a casual figure as he stepped out to run errands in LA on Tuesday.
The Friends actor, 54, who was seen enjoying a lunch date with a mystery woman last month, wore a sporty ensemble comprised of a navy blue Nike shirt, teamed with black cycling shorts, with grey shorts worn over the top.
The star completed his look with a pair of black and white Nike sneakers and some shades.
The Chandler Bing actor wore his greying locks pushed back from his face and carried a reusable cup during his outing.
The TV star celebrated his 54th birthday on August 19 and appears to be in far better health these days, having charted his path to sobriety in his best-selling memoir: Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing, released last November.
Sighting: Matthew Perry cut a casual figure as he stepped out to run errands in LA on Tuesday
In his book, the Friends star laid bare the height of his terrible drug and alcohol addiction battle which nearly cost him his life.
He revealed that his colon ruptured as a result of his opioid addiction when he was 49.
Doctors gave him only a two percent chance of survival and he was in a coma for two weeks followed by months more in the hospital.
Perry required 14 surgeries to help repair all of the abdominal damage, and he admitted to having gone to rehab 15 times over the years in hopes of kicking his drug addiction.
At one point during his Friends career, he admits he was taking 55 Vicodin a day and was down to 128 pounds but yet he ‘didn’t know how to stop.’
He even revealed he would go to real estate open houses – not because he was interested in buying property but to see if he could steal drugs from medicine cabinets.
His book also raised some eyebrows when he appeared to have bashed Hollywood heartthrob Keanu Reeves.
Perry questioned actors like Reeves ‘still walks among us’ while peers such as River Phoenix and Chris Farley had died prematurely.
Perry wrote: ‘River was a beautiful man inside and out – too beautiful for this world, it turned out.
Outing: The Friends actor, 54, who was seen enjoying a lunch date with a mystery woman last month, wore a sporty ensemble comprised of a navy blue Nike shirt, teamed with black cycling shorts, with grey shorts worn over the top
The actor, who played Chandler Bing on the NBC smash hit Friends, published his bestselling memoir Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing in November 2022 where he opened up about his extensive history with drug addiction
Friends icon: The star completed his ensemble with a pair of black and white Nike sneakers and some shades
Stepping out: The Whole Nine Yards star wore his greying locks pushed back from his face and carried a reusable cup during his outing
Sports ensemble: The star wore head-to-toe Nike as he stepped out in LA
Focused: The star looked deep in thought as he ran some errands
Errands: The actor was enjoying a day of leisure amid his hectic schedule
‘It always seems to be the really talented guys who go down. Why is it that the original thinkers like River Phoenix and Heath Ledger die, but Keanu Reeves still walks among us?’
Perry referred to Reeves a second time when reflecting on Chris Farley’s fatal overdose in December of 1997.
He issued an apology amid backlash for the comments.
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