All through his life, the actor battled alcohol and drug addiction. He detailed his struggles in his memoir, Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing, launched November 2022, noting he had spent over $7 million attempting to get sober—and succeeded.
Additionally in his guide, Perry recalled present process a near-death expertise in 2018. He stated that whereas saying in a sober dwelling dwelling, his colon “exploded” from years of opioid overuse and that he ended up spending two weeks in a coma and 5 months in a hospital. He underwent greater than a dozen surgical procedures. He stated his family members have been advised, “Matthew has a two p.c likelihood of constructing it via the night time,” writing, “I must dwell out the remainder of my days understanding that my mom and others heard these phrases.”
after its launch, Perry’s memoir ranked No. 1 on the New York Instances‘ bestsellers listing. “Folks have simply cherished it,” the actor later told E! News throughout the GQ Males of the 12 months occasion. “I shied away from nothing and I advised the reality and the most important factor was, the objective was, to assist individuals and I do know of lots of people already who’ve been helped by it.”
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