Matthew Perry retracts his criticism of Keanu Reeves and apologizes to the actor

In his latest autobiography, the Friends star, 53, appeared to take aim at the Matrix actor, 58. Readers are surprised by comments in Matthew Perry’s new autobiography, but the actor has since apologized for any offense caused.

Matthew Perry has apologized for comments he made about Keanu Reeves

Matthew Perry
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Matthew previously stated in an excerpt obtained by Page Six: “Why is it that original thinkers like River Phoenix and Heath Ledger die, but Keanu Reeves still walks among us?”

Matthew has never worked with Keanu before, but made the remarks while talking about their mutual friend River Phoenix, who died of a drug overdose in 1993 at the age of 23.

In his book Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, Matthew wrote: “River was a beautiful man inside and out and too beautiful for this world, it turned out.

“It always seems to be the really talented guys who go down.”

Later, he mentioned him again when discussing the death of Saturday Night Live star Chris Farley, who died at the age of 33 from an overdose similar to River’s in 1997.

Matthew again said: “I punched a hole through Jennifer Aniston’s dressing room when I found out,” before he added: “Keanu Reeves walks among us.”

However, Matthew has now issued an apology to Deadline. He stated:  “I’m actually a big fan of Keanu. I just chose a random name, my mistake. I apologise. I should have used my own name instead.”

Matthew, who played Chandler Bing on Friends, also revealed in the book that doctors had to break eight of his ribs after his heart stopped for five minutes.

He described how doctors tried desperately to save his life after a medication mix-up stopped his heart. He was scheduled to appear in Adam McKay’s Netflix hit Don’t Look Up, but was forced to withdraw due to a medical emergency.

According to Rolling Stone, he was set to play a Republican journalist in the film and had even shot a scene with Jonah Hill.

He also spoke candidly about another incident in which a hospital refused to treat his exploded colon due to his celebrity. When his colon exploded, the actor claimed that counselors at a rehab clinic tried to prevent him from seeking medical help because they suspected he was looking for drugs.

Matthew was given a 2% chance of survival after an opioid addiction caused his colon to burst, leaving him in a coma for two weeks.