Matthew Perry‘s ex-girlfriend, Kayti Edwards, claimed that the late actor took drastic measures to cease taking medicine earlier than his demise. Kayti, who dated the Buddies star in 2006 after they met at an AA assembly, after which labored as his assistant in 2011 whereas he was coping with substance abuse points, informed The Sun in an interview printed December 23 that Matthew allegedly “superglued” his palms to his legs to fight his habit.
“I used to be at Matthew’s place within the Hollywood Hills. He was in a foul means,” Kayti recalled. “He had been getting excessive all night time on a plethora of medicine, probably crack cocaine and different substances. I discovered Matthew on the sofa together with his palms superglued to his legs — it was desperately unhappy.”
“I had to make use of nail polish remover and olive oil to free him,” Kayti additional alleged. “We had been actually ripping the hair from his legs and he had pink, uncooked patches left behind, it was fairly horrific,” she added.
Matthew was 54 years previous when he died on October 28 at his dwelling in Pacific Palisades, California. Practically two months after his tragic passing, TMZ revealed that his official reason for demise was on account of “acute results of ketamine.” The tabloid additionally reported that Matthew underwent ketamine infusion remedy for despair and nervousness previous to his passing.
Earlier than Mathew’s reason for demise was revealed, Kayti informed The Sun that she thought the 17 Once more star relapsed earlier than he handed away. “I do know Matthew and I do know that he wouldn’t have simply drowned,” she mentioned in November. “I believe he may need taken capsules within the week main as much as this.”
Matthew battled his habit for over 25 years. In his 2022 memoir, Buddies, Lovers and the Large Horrible Factor, Matthew mentioned he spent upwards of $9 million attempting to get sober on rehab stays, therapists, and extra. He reportedly obtained sober in 2021, simply months earlier than he filmed the viral Buddies Reunion HBO Max particular.
Matthew additionally wrote about his expertise with ketamine in his memoir, and admitted he felt it had his identify “written throughout it.” He additionally mentioned he felt like “dying” in the course of the therapies however determined to “frequently join this s–t” as a result of “it was one thing completely different, and something completely different is nice.”