Actor Matthew Perry’s pickleball coach has just recently shared some great insights into the late star’s love for the sport and how he was playing for hours before his tragic death.
He assumed it was something that may assist with the recovery process that he was going through and they were both doing an awesome job along the way.
Speaking to People magazine, the coach says Matthew Perry adored it and used to come out nearly five times each week and he would always talk about it. With time, he got better and always used to make people laugh.
Similarly, he was so competitive and was just a genuine and great guy who cared for the world.
Reports from TMZ mentioned how Perry was found in an unresponsive state inside a jacuzzi by his assistant after playing a long two-hour session of pickleball at the start of the day.
The famous 17 Again actor was doing great on the court and he really looked forward to playing with great enthusiasm. He adored it so much and each time he wished to come out, he would love to win and therefore played with so much energy.
The star was sober for so long and suffered from a decades-long struggle with both drugs and alcohol. Perry added how he assisted so many individuals with the entire recovery that was done through this sport.
Those that surrounded the star said there were a lot of things going on in that particular rehabilitation facility and the goal was to try and make people clean. There were days when he would bring people and teach them more about pickleball and just genuinely help them.
Perry was described as the most selfless individual out there and was just so amazing and genuine with a heart of gold.
He spent a whopping $9 million trying to get sober over the years and in the past, he went on to detail about his addiction in the 2022 memoir called Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing.