Matthew Perry Was ‘Painfully Hung Over’ During Frienfs

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

2013 White House Correspondents Association Dinner - ArrivalsMATTHEW Perry admits he “was painfully, painfully hung over” during his time on Friends.

The actor — who famously played Chandler Bing on the NBC smash — admitted there were days on the set he couldn’t have felt any lower, suffering from the effects of too much partying the evening before.

He says he “was never high at work,” but “was painfully, painfully hung over.

“Then eventually things got so bad I couldn’t hide it, and then everybody knew,” he said.

“I’ve had a life of extreme highs and extreme lows. I was in the white hot flame of fame.

“From an outsider’s perspective it would seem like I had it all. It was actually a very lonely time for me because I was suffering from alcoholism.

“The interesting reason that I can be so helpful now is because I screwed up so often.

“It’s nice for people to see that somebody who once struggled in their life is not struggling anymore.”