The beloved "Friends" actor opens up about his battle with addiction and near-death experience in a new interview with Diane Sawyer.
Matthew Perry sits down with ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer ahead of the release of his new book, Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir. In this emotional one-hour special, Perry and Sawyer discuss never-before-shared details from behind the scenes of Friends, his struggles with addiction, and Perry’s near-death experience.
This exclusive ABC interview with the former Friends star aired at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, October 28, and is now available to stream on Hulu.
Previews of his upcoming interview with Sawyer confirm that the Friends actor was taking Methadone, Xanax and consuming a "full quart of vodka" a day in addition to 55 Vicodin a day at one point. Perry has also revealed he’s been in detox an estimated 65 times and that he “escaped death narrowly" following a 14-day coma.
Keep reading to find out how to watch Matthew Perry—The Diane Sawyer Interview.
When is Matthew Perry’s Diane Sawyer interview?
The beloved Friends actor sits down with Diane Sawyer for an exclusive broadcast interview on October 28 at 8 p.m. ET.
Where to watch Matthew Perry—The Diane Sawyer Interview
Matthew Perry’s interview with Diane Sawyer will air on ABC on October 28, and be available to stream on Hulu the following day.
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When does Matthew Perry’s new book come out?
Matthew Perry’s new memoir, Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing, won’t come out until November 1, 2022. But you can preorder the book now on Amazon.
'Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir'
Opening up about his struggles with addiction during his filming of the hit series Friends, Matthew Perry's memoir is raw, honest and darkly funny.