Matthew Perry’s recent interview resurfaced after his tragic death at the age of 54.
The beloved comedian and actor was found dead in his hot tub on Saturday after the paramedics were called to his LA home over a suspected heart attack.
Tributes to the funnyman have since begun pouring in and old clips showing him in his role as Chandler Bing have resurfaced on social media.
Among the emotional clips going viral among Perry’s fans is also the video showing him praising his co-star Jennifer Aniston for staying in touch with him during his struggles after the sitcom Friends ended in 2004.
Speaking to Diane Sawyer on ABC in late 2022, Perry admitted the Rachel Green actress “was the one that reached out the most.”
“You know, I’m really grateful to her for that,” he said.
The actor went on to say that Aniston was the first member of the cast to confront him over his drug and alcohol issues back when they were still filming Friends.
“She said ‘we know you’re drinking.’ Yeah, imagine how scary a moment that was,” Perry told Sawyer.
“I should have been the toast of the town, but I was in a dark room meeting with nothing but drug dealers and completely alone.”
Perry also admitted that the entire cast rallied around him in support after figuring out what was going on with him.
“[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,” he added.
“I thought being funny all the time was how I would get through. I thought [Friends] was going to fix everything. It didn’t.”
Our thoughts remain with Matthew’s loved ones during this challenging time.