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The star of “Friends,” Matthew Perry, has issued a statement in an effort to provide clarification after much uncertainty and conjecture regarding the reason why Matthew Perry continually references Keanu Reeves in his biography in obviously unflattering ways.
In a statement to Deadline, Perry remarked, “I’m actually a big fan of Keanu.”  “I just chose a random name, my error. I sorry. Instead of using another name, I should have used my own.”
ORIGINAL STORY Published on October 26, 2022, at 9:06 AM Pacific Time
In his newest book, Matthew Perry makes some peculiar allusions to Keanu Reeves.
Page Six published an excerpt from the former “Friends” cast member’s memoir, “Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing,” in which he discusses his issues with alcohol and drug addiction. In the excerpt, the former “Friends” cast member makes some disturbing comments about the “Matrix” actor.
The actor, now 53 years old, recalled the exact moment he found out about the passing of his former castmate River Phoenix. Both had previously appeared in Perry’s debut film, “A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon,” which was released in 1988. This was Perry’s first feature. Outside of The Viper Room in 1993, Phoenix passed away at the age of 23 due to an accidental drug overdose.
When talking about Phoenix’s passing, Perry made a reference to the actor who plays John Wick. He commented, “Why is it that the original minds like River Phoenix and Heath Ledger die, but Keanu Reeves still walks among us?” Keanu Reeves is still alive and well. “It came out that River was a lovely man on the inside and outside as well as being too beautiful for this planet. It seems that the genuinely talented guys are the ones that are always the ones who fall.”
That wasn’t the only clear jab the actor took at Reeves, though; it was just the most obvious. When Perry was at the pinnacle of his fame on “Friends,” he opened up about the struggles he faced in his fight against addiction. He did so after learning that one of his coworkers, Chris Farley, had passed away from an overdose at the age of 33 in 1997.
According to The Sunday Times, Perry writes in his book that “then, Chris Farley passed away.” “The severity of his illness had increased more rapidly than mine had. (In addition, I had a rational fear of the word “heroin,” which was not a fear that we shared.)”
When he found out, he claimed in the book, he “punched a hole in Jennifer Aniston’s dressing room wall.” “Keanu Reeves is here among us,” someone said.
According to the information provided on both of their IMDb accounts, Perry and Reeves have never collaborated on a project.
On October 28th, “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing” will be made available for purchase. Check out some of the most shocking revelations from the book thus far down below!