Many had theorized that his speech patterns might have had something to do with his past substance abuse struggles. However, a new report is suggesting that it was due to something else entirely.
Click inside to find out why Matthew Perry’s speech was slurred in the Friends: The Reunion trailer…
According to a report from The Sun, via New York Post, Matthew‘s slurred speech was all because he had a dental procedure just hours before filming the reunion next to Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Matt Le Blanc and David Schwimmer.
“Matthew turned up to the reunion [in April] and members of his team said that he had an emergency tooth procedure that day,” a source shared about the incident. “That was said to impact his wellbeing and also how he was feeling.”
The insider added that Matthew “had been in pain from what we understand, which caused the slurred speech.”
“Obviously no one wants to film after a procedure, but it happened. The feeling was one of huge sympathy for Matthew, especially in recent days given how people have reacted online. Matthew has told those around him that he is sober, and there is no need to worry.”
Matthew has been open about his past struggles with sobriety and entered rehab in 1997, 2001 and 2011. He also went through a health setback in 2018, after undergoing surgery to repair a gastrointestinal perforation and subsequently spending three months in the hospital.
Friends: The Reunion will premiere on Thursday, May 27 on HBO Max.