The Reason Behind Matthew Perry’s Slurred Speech on ‘Friends’ Reunion Has Been Explained

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We’ve all been waiting so long for the Friends reunion – however after the promo dropped, people couldn’t help but be concerned about Matthew Perry.

Now a source close to the star has explained his bizarre behavior…

From slurred speech to his appearance, a lot of people shared their opinions on the 7-minute video online…

Keep scrolling to have a watch for yourselves.

Now, Friends is arguably one of the most successful sitcoms of all time, right?

We were introduced to the Friends gang back in 1994, when Ross (David Schwimmer), Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Chandler (Matthew Perry), Monica, (Courteney Cox), Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow), and Joey (Matt LeBlanc) first burst onto our screens.

It was an instant hit…

Created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, the comedy follows the friends, who live in the same New York apartment block, as they together navigate through the turbulent years of their late twenties.

And we grew to become incredibly attached to these characters…

The show truly made us feel like a member of the Friends gang, even when we were conflicted over whether Ross and Rachel really were on a break or not… FYI they totally were on a break.

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And we watched through our tears as the gang said their final goodbyes to the apartment we had all grown to know and love for the past decade.

Monica and Chandler were starting a family, Phoebe was newly married, Rachel had a new job in Paris… As with a lot of friendships, the gang had grown apart and were embarking upon their separate journeys.

Oh, and Rachel got off the plane…

Fans rejoiced as Ross and Rachel finally put their differences aside and got back together.

We have never found out what happened to the gang. Did Rachel and Ross stay together? Would Monica and Chandler ever get divorced? Did Joey ever make it as a big actor?

Apart from the occasional reunion on talk-shows, fans have had their fair share of disappointments when it comes to waiting for a Friends reunion.

Matt Le Blanc left fans heartbroken last year as he rejected calls for the show to return, saying the sitcom simply “wouldn’t be the same” in an interview with the Mail Online. He added, “People want to know what happened to them. But it was about a finite period in a person’s life after college, before you settle down and start a family.”

Well, the news we were all waiting for arrived…

All of the cast posted the same throwback picture on Instagram confirming the news of an official reunion.

The time finally came today. 

The reunion aired today, much to fans’ delight.

But among the glitz and glamor, there was one thing that stood out for some fans.

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Matthew Perry’s health.

At one point, Perry sounded slurred while answering a question about whether he ever took a souvenir from the old set after it ended.

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“I stole the cookie jar that had the clock on it,” he said, pronouncing a distinct “SH” sound at the beginning of “stole” and not to mention he was looking very “sombre” throughout the entire video.

But as fans will know, Perry has struggled with addiction throughout his life.

As well as dr*gs, he would also drink vodka consistently, to the point where he was reportedly showing up drunk to work.
“I don’t remember 3 years of it [the show],” he told BBC Radio 2 in 2016. “Somewhere between Seasons 3 and 6 … I was a little out of it.”

But now a source close to Perry has revealed the reason behind his slurred speech.

“Matthew turned up to the reunion [in April] and members of his team said that he had an emergency tooth procedure that day,” they told The Sun.

“That was said to impact his wellbeing and also how he was feeling. [Matthew] had been in pain from what we understand, which caused the slurred speech.”


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