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Messed-Up Matthew Perry Kills ‘Friends’ Reunion Amid Health Crisis

Matthew Perry Addiction Stops Friends Reunion
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Jan. 4 2019, Updated 9:50 a.m. ET

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Matthew Perry has shunned his “Friends” — to save his life!

The 49-year-old actor’s longtime battle with substance abuse has stalled a reunion of the beloved ’90s sitcom, insiders exclusively told

“The girls always say we would love to do it again, and the boys are a little less excited about it for some reason,” dished his former co-star Jennifer Aniston.

But insiders tattled Perry’s touch-and-go health is the biggest stumbling block!

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As previously reported, he was so weakened by his struggle with booze and pills that he nearly died in August.

He was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital for “severe stomach pains,”  a source told

And he confessed that he spent three months in the hospital fighting for his life.

“Matthew was battling infections and felt like he was close to slipping away,” a source said.

“Now he’s been told to devote ALL his energy to regaining his health — or else!”

“Three months in a hospital bed. Check,” the troubled Friends star Tweeted in September 2018.

But had already broken the news in August as a rep for Perry confirmed that Perry “recently underwent surgery in a Los Angeles hospital to repair a gastrointestinal perforation.”

He shot to fame in the 1990s opposite Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer on Friends, but since then, as has noted, Perry has been on a downward spiral. He got sober and created a halfway house for addicts, but then shut down his recovery business.

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