ACTOR Matthew Perry has revealed he lost all of his top teeth during his harrowing addiction battle – as fans gather to mourn his sudden death.
The Friends star sadly passed away aged 54 in an apparent drowning accident at his home on Saturday.
The Friends star is believed to have been found unresponsive in a jacuzzi at the home in Los Angeles.
Perry, who rose to fame for his role as Chandler Bing, is believed to have drowned according to an early report from TMZ,
Law enforcement sources told the outlet that first responders were initially called to the Los Angeles property for a cardiac arrest.
Sources also told TMZ that no drugs were found at the scene, and that foul play is not suspected at this time.
The much-loved actor previously revealed that he had lost all his top teeth after biting into piece of toast in an interview with the New York Times in 2022.
Matthew sat down for an interview with the publication ahead of the release of his memoir, Friends, Lovers, And The Big Terrible Thing.
In his extraordinarily honest book, the actor discussed the full extent of his crippling drug and alcohol addiction.
The Times reported that one painful detail of the past he wrote about was losing all of his teeth after biting into a piece of peanut butter toast.
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Perry revealed he carried them in a baggie in his jeans pocket on the way to the dentist to get them fixed.
In the book, Matthew also detailed the terrifying time he almost died when his colon burst at the age of 49.
He explained that the incident was a result of his opiate abuse, which led to gastrointestinal perforation.
The TV star spent two weeks in a coma and five months in the hospital, fighting for his life.
He also had to use a colostomy bag for nine months.
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Matthew's addiction only escalated as Friends grew in popularity.
At the height of the sitcom's success, Matthew said he was consuming 55 Vicodin a day and weighed 128 pounds.
Matthew also spoke to Diane Sawyer about some of the more painful details of his past, which saw him at one point drinking a liter of vodka a day.
"At the time I should have been the toast of the town, I was in a dark room meeting nothing but drug dealers and completely alone," Matthew told Diane.
He recalled how Jennifer approached him one day on the set of Friends, where she bluntly revealed to the actor that she and the rest of the cast "know you're drinking."
"Imagine how scary a moment that was," he told Sawyer before talking more about Jennifer's continued support during his recovery.
Meanwhile, Matthew revealed in his memoir how he started drinking heavily when he first joined the cast of Friends in 1994, aged 24.
But when he was involved in a jet ski accident in 1997, he was prescribed the painkiller Vicodin, and quickly became reliant on it, even after his injuries healed.
That was the first time Matthew admitted himself to rehab, spending 20 days at the Hazelden Betty Ford Center in Minnesota.
But it wasn’t enough to get him clean, and Matthew — who has previously admitted he “doesn’t remember filming three years” of Friends — continued to fight his demons.
He tried to hide his condition, but his yo-yo-ing weight from series to series alarmed both his co-stars and his fans.
He has said previously: “I was out of control and very unhealthy.” And he joked: “I returned to my original birth weight.”
By 2001 he was drinking a liter of vodka a day. He told People: “I didn’t know how to stop.
“If the police came over to my house and said, ‘If you drink tonight, we’re going to take you to jail’, I’d start packing.
“I couldn’t stop because the disease and the addiction are progressive. So it gets worse and worse as you grow older.”
With the support of his Friends cast mates — Matt LeBlanc, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, and of course Jennifer — Matthew attempted to get clean, despite numerous relapses.
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He said: “They were understanding and they were patient. It’s like penguins. Penguins, in nature, when one is sick, or when one is very injured, the other penguins surround it and prop it up.
“They walk around it until that penguin can walk on its own. That’s kind of what the cast did for me.”
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