‘Friends’ Star Matthew Perry To Remove Keanu Reeves References From Memoir

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“Friends” star Matthew Perry said Saturday that he plans on removing Keanu Reeves from all future editions of his memoir.

Perry made the comment while being interviewed at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books about his memoir, “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing,” according to Deadline. In multiple parts of the work, Perry mentions Reeves as an actor who “still walks among us” even as “the original thinkers like River Phoenix and Heath Ledger die,” but did not elaborate further on what this meant.

“I said a stupid thing. It was a mean thing to do,” Perry told the L.A. Times regarding the Reeves comments. “I pulled his name because I live on the same street. I’ve apologized publicly to him. Any future versions of the book will not have his name in it.”

He noted that should be bump into Reeves, he would apologize for his mistake. Perry apparently first faced backlash for the comment in October 2022. “I’m actually a big fan of Keanu,” Perry’s statement read, Deadline noted. “I just chose a random name, my mistake. I apologize. I should have used my own name instead.” (RELATED: Prince Harry Reportedly Says Drugs Helped Him Find ‘The Truth’)

Other revelations from the book included Perry’s near-death experience during an unnecessary surgery just so he could get painkillers. He also detailed how he got his penis to start working after years of abusing alcohol.