Actor Matthew Perry’s recent tweet shared with his 1.26 million followers has his fanbase concerned for his wellbeing.
Last year in an interview with ABC News, the 49-year-old opened up about his battle with addiction, citing that his struggle with alcoholism and drugs has been ongoing for many years.
“Mostly it was drinking and opiates. I think I was pretty good at hiding it but eventually people are aware,” he said during his interview.
He revealed to People Magazine in 2013 that his was even struggling with this battle while filming the iconic sitcom “Friends”.
“I couldn’t stop,” he told them. “Eventually things got so bad that I couldn’t hide it, and then everybody knew.”
Perry checked himself into a rehabilitation center, both in 1997 and 2001, but didn’t find the 28-day rehabilitation programs effective.
“You can’t have a drug problem for 30 years and then expect to have it be solved in 28 days,” he has explained to The Hollywood Reporter.
However, a recent post to his Twitter was worrying for those who have followed his recovery journey.
“I got kicked out of therapy today,” read the tweet.
I got kicked out of therapy today.
— matthew perry (@MatthewPerry) February 6, 2019
Perry’s tweets in the past have been known for being blunt and honest, even when pertaining to serious issues. For example, when he was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery on a gastrointestinal perforation, he just tweeted, “Three months in a hospital bed. Check.”
Three months in a hospital bed. Check.
— matthew perry (@MatthewPerry) September 15, 2018
Regarding Wednesday’s tweet, many of his fans reached out to show him support. “I don’t know what is going on, but I hope you are alright and have people to support you,” one fan tweeted.
Meanwhile, another said, “Please feel better. I hope you’re okay. You deserve love and happiness. You made me laugh when I was having rough times and always got me through it. You’re a brilliant, talented man and some day I believe you’ll see light in life. Addiction and depression will not rule you.”
Perry reportedly got sober back in 2015 by checking into Phoenix House, a California-based treatment center.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter back that same year, he spoke about how his status as a celebrity meant he can do some good for the world by speaking up on these issues: “When I was in big trouble, it was so public because I was on a TV show that 30 million people were watching. The fact that I [am] on TV makes people listen a little bit more, so I take advantage of that from time to time. I’ve had a lot of ups and downs in my life and a lot of wonderful accolades. But the best thing about me is that if an alcoholic comes up to me and says, ‘Will you help me stop drinking?’ I will say, ‘Yes. I know how to do that.'”
Hopefully, the cryptic tweet isn’t an indication of worse things to come, and Perry is in a good state of wellbeing.