During an interview with BBC Radio 2, Matthew Perry reveals that he doesn’t remember much of his time during hit sitcom, “Friends,” due to his past issues with drugs and alcoholism.
After fellow guest, actor James Nesbitt, asks Perry which “Friends”episode is his least favorite, Perry discloses that a couple of years during his time on the show are erased from his memory.
“Oh my goodness,” Perry responds to the question. “I think the answer is ‘I don’t remember three years of it.'”
The 46-year-old then follows up the discussion by detailing that he was pretty “out of it” during that time. He also references American baseball pitcher Dock Ellis, who threw a no-hitter while under the influence of LSD.
“A little bit of the time, I was pretty out of it, yeah,” Perry shares. “Anyway, my answer to your question is somewhere between seasons three and six.”
Perry has opened up about his substance issues before. In 2003, he opens up to People about his quest to sobriety.
“It was going on before ‘Friends,’ but it’s a progressive disease,” he shares at the time. Perry also clarifies that he was “never high at work,” but “painfully hungover.”
Perry has since become an advocate for nonviolent drug offenders to be administered treatment instead of time in prison. He also converted his Malibu home into a sober-living facility, called the Perry House.