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Sharon Osbourne Shares Moving Excerpt From Matthew Perry’s Book in Tribute

Sharon Osbourne Shares Moving Excerpt From Matthew Perry’s Book in Tribute

Hours after Matthew Perry’s death was announced, Sharon Osbourne took to her X account to share a special excerpt from the Friends star’s 2022 memoir Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing. 

In the excerpt, Perry reflected on the ups and downs in his life. “I’m still working through it personally, but the best thing about me is that if an alcoholic or drug addict comes up to me and says, ‘Will you help me?’ I will always say, ‘Yes, I know how do to that. I will do that for you, even if I can’t always do it for myself.’ So I do that, whenever I can. In groups, or one on one.” 

As he spoke about the positive impacts he had, Matthew Perry wrote about the creation of the sober living facility for men, Perry House, as well as his writing the play The End of Longing. “When I die, I know people will talk about Friends, Friends, Friends,” he said. “And I’m glad of that, happy I’ve done some solid work as an actor, as well as given people multiple chances to make fun of my struggles on the World Wide Web…” 

However, Perry said he hoped that Friends was listed “far behind” the things he did to try to help other people. “I know it won’t happen, but it would be nice.”

Matthew Perry Said He Would Like to Be Remembered As Somebody Who Lived Well, Loved Well, and Was a Seeker

Matthew Perry spoke about how he wished to be remembered on the Q with Tom Power podcast. “I would like to be remembered as somebody who lived well, loved well, was a seeker,” he explained. “And his paramount thing is that he wants to help people. That’s what I want.”

Perry also said he’d rather be remembered as someone who helped those struggling with alcohol or drug addiction. “I want that to be the first thing that’s mentioned,” he noted. “And I’m going to live the rest of my life proving that.” 

Perry also spoke to Power about taking 55 Vicodin pills a day and weighing only 128lbs. “I was on Friends getting watched by 30 million people,” he continued. “And that’s why I can’t watch the show. I was, like, brutally thin and being beaten down so badly by the disease.”

Matthew Perry also spoke about his remembrance hopes while chatting with People. “That’s probably my favorite thing about myself. Being creative, seeing, learning that if you’re uncomfortable or feeling anxiety, one of the ways to get out of that situation is to be creative.”