Matthew Perry, the actor best known for his role in the hit TV show “Friends,” has apologized for making a dig at Keanu Reeves in his memoir. During a recent appearance at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Perry revealed that future editions of his debut memoir, "Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing," will no longer include a previous reference to Reeves. In the book, Perry wrote that Reeves "still walks among us" while his former co-stars River Phoenix and Chris Farley both died at a young age, which was met with backlash. Perry has expressed regret for including Reeves' name in his book before and apologized publicly to him. He also stated that if he runs into Reeves, he will apologize in person.
Perry’s memoir chronicles his journey with fame and details his battles with alcohol and drugs, which led to frequent hospital visits and trips to rehab. The book offers a mix of humorous, insider moments in the spotlight and painful revelations about an addiction recovery that took decades. Perry tells his personal story in a heartfelt yet hilarious manner.
In addition to his recent apology to Reeves, Perry has also been speaking out about his experiences with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Perry believes that the anonymity perpetuates a stigma and that AA should not be a secret. He has been advocating for more transparency in the program, stating that it could help more people struggling with addiction.
Overall, Perry’s memoir offers a candid and raw look at his life behind the scenes of “Friends.” While his dig at Keanu Reeves was met with criticism, Perry has taken responsibility for his actions and expressed remorse for his words.