We've all been waiting so long for the Friends reunion - however after the promo dropped, people couldn't help but be concerned about Matthew Perry.
From slurred speech to his appearance, a lot of people shared their opinions on the 7-minute video online...
He sounds like he's had a stroke. Is he ok?— My Opinion (@2021_opinion) May 19, 2021
Keep scrolling to have a watch for yourselves.
the most unbelievable part of 17 again is that matthew perry supposedly once looked like zach efron— Krista Moy (@moytweetsworld) May 19, 2021
No matter how much an addict says they’re fine, that’s how you know they’re not. It’s really sad. Hope he gets the help he needs.— marc pereira (@marcp12b) May 19, 2021
Wtf happened to his face— Lakers23🐐👑🌮 (@Lakers23_GOAT) May 19, 2021
Is Matthew Perry ok?— Char (@charm2761) May 19, 2021
It's really disheartening whenever Friends is brought up and people feel the need to talk shit about Matthew Perry's appearance. He's struggled with addiction and been through so much but y'all are so concerned about his looks when you should just be grateful he's still alive.— Strawberry Fields ミ☆ (@sunflxwervolsix) May 19, 2021
Damn, he’s the youngest of the group, only 51, and looks the oldest.— John D (@jd313jd) May 19, 2021
Matthew doesn't look good😢— Amna (@scftssmiley) May 19, 2021
let’s not use the friends reunion to make fun of the way matthew perry looks these days. people age, funnily enough. matthew has been through A LOT since friends wrapped up in 2004. be respectful instead of judgmental. hard block me rn if you think making fun of him is funny.— maree (@chndlerz) May 19, 2021
Now, Friends is arguably one of the most successful sitcoms of all time, right?
via: GettyWe were introduced to the Friends gang back in 1994, when Ross (David Schwimmer), Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Chandler (Matthew Perry), Monica, (Courteney Cox), Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow), and Joey (Matt LeBlanc) first burst onto our screens.
It was an instant hit...
via: GettyCreated by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, the comedy follows the friends, who live in the same New York apartment block, as they together navigate through the turbulent years of their late twenties.
And we grew to become incredibly attached to these characters...The show truly made us feel like a member of the Friends gang, even when we were conflicted over whether Ross and Rachel really were on a break or not... FYI they totally were on a break.
The final episode aired in September 2004...
It was an emotional rollercoaster, to say the least.Monica and Chandler were starting a family, Phoebe was newly married, Rachel had a new job in Paris... As with a lot of friendships, the gang had grown apart and were embarking upon their separate journeys.
Oh, and Rachel got off the plane...Fans rejoiced as Ross and Rachel finally put their differences aside and got back together.
But, fifteen years on from Rachel getting off the plane...
via: GettyWe have never found out what happened to the gang. Did Rachel and Ross stay together? Would Monica and Chandler ever get divorced? Did Joey ever make it as a big actor?
Over the years, there have been a few low-key reunions and a lot of false hope...
Apart from the occasional reunion on talk-shows, fans have had their fair share of disappointments when it comes to waiting for a Friends reunion.
And even the cast have confirmed in the past that a reunion is incredibly unlikely...interview with the Mail Online. He added, "People want to know what happened to them. But it was about a finite period in a person’s life after college, before you settle down and start a family."
Well, the news we were all waiting for arrived...
All of the cast posted the same throwback picture on Instagram confirming the news of an official reunion.
Many fans hoped that the reunion would be scripted...
via: GettyBut sadly, the reunion will simply be a sit-down with the entire cast and crew to just catch up and reminisce on the good times. It still sounds brilliant, though!
Just a few days ago, we got a real treat when a line-up of all the special guest appearances was revealed, featuring the likes of James Corden, Justin Bieber, BTS, and Malala Yousufzai.
A very interesting line-up, to say the least.
Of course, we're irritated that the great man himself is not anywhere to be seen...
(We love you, Mike!)
But we'll make it work for now.
The surprises didn't stop there though as the main cast participated in another promo video posted by People Magazine and in it, the cast took questions from other celebrities while also re-living some special moments from the show.
But among the glitz and glamor, there was one thing that stood out for some fans.
Matthew Perry's health.
At one point, Perry sounded slurred while answering a question about whether he ever took a souvenir from the old set after it ended.
"I stole the cookie jar that had the clock on it," he said, pronouncing a distinct "SH" sound at the beginning of "stole" and not to mention he was looking very "sombre" throughout the entire video.
But as fans will know, Perry has struggled with addiction throughout his life.
As well as dr*gs, he would also drink vodka consistently, to the point where he was reportedly showing up drunk to work.
"I don't remember 3 years of it [the show]," he told BBC Radio 2 in 2016. "Somewhere between Seasons 3 and 6 … I was a little out of it."
Watch the full clip here:
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