The Pals alum—who died at age 54 in an apparent drowning at his Los Angeles house Oct. 28—released his memoir Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing in November 2022. And amid recounting his rise to fame on the NBC sitcom, he gave perception into his decades-long sobriety journey.
Within the e-book, Perry recalled battling drug and alcohol abuse since his teenagers, sharing he spent $7 million attempting to get clear over time. On the time of publication, he was 18 months sober.
“There’s been some actual up and downs in my life,” Perry informed E! Information following the memoir’s launch, “and this can be a lot in regards to the downs, however the additional down you go, the extra individuals you possibly can assist.”
The Fools Rush In actor additionally shared why it meant so much to him that readers “took the story into their hearts.”