A FRIEND IN WEED IS A FRIEND INDEED –
Oct. 22, 2022 -The actor – who played Chandler in the hit sitcom – detailed how his drug and alcohol addiction left him with a 2% chance of survival.
During his interview, Matthew spoke about his decades-long battle to rid himself of the disease of addiction.
He revealed that he had had 14 surgeries on his stomach and had to use a colostomy bag for nine months.
He confessed: “The doctors told my family that I had a two percent chance to live. “I was put on a thing called an ECMO machine, which does all the breathing for your heart and your lungs. And that’s called a Hail Mary. No one survives that.”
The actor said his alcohol addiction began when he was 24 while starring on Friends, adding that he was “entrenched in a lot of trouble” by age 34.