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The reason for Matthew Perry’s ‘slurred’ speech in Friends Reunion promo has been explained

The reason for Matthew Perry’s ‘slurred’ speech in Friends Reunion promo has been explained
Actor left fans concerned following release of promo

The reason for Matthew Perry’s “slurred” speech in a preview of the Reunião de Amigos episode has been explained.

Shortly after the release of a promo video, which teased the cast’s first televised reunion since the show ended in 2004, many viewers highlighted that the Chandler Bing actor was speaking in a slurred manner.

At one stage, it also seemed that he was on the verge of dozing off during the interview.

Many expressed their concern for Perry, 51, on Twitter – however, a source has now revealed the reason behind his behaviour.

According to a source close to the star, the actor needed emergency dental surgery hours before the interview was due to take place.

“Matthew turned up to the reunion [in April] and members of his team said that he had an emergency tooth procedure that day,” they told O sol.

“That was said to impact his wellbeing and also how he was feeling. [Matthew] had been in pain from what we understand, which caused the slurred speech.”

In the trailer for the reunion, which is airing on Thursday (27 Maio), the actor left fans emotional when he broke down reminiscing on his memories of the show.

“Yep, Im gonna cry,” he says in the clip as Jennifer Aniston, who played Rachel in the beloved sitcom, strokes his shoulder, reassuringly.

The ‘Friends’ cast gather for the big reunion episode

Perry has been open about his struggles while making the show. After becoming a household name in 1994, he became addicted to alcohol and prescription drugs and, dentro 2016, said that he “[can’t] remember three years” of the show as he was “a little out of it”.

The actor attended rehab twice during his run on Amigos. He has since opened his own rehabilitation centre for alcoholics.

Find details on how to watch the Reunião de Amigos no Reino Unido aqui.