Matthew Perry's Memoir Gets a New Edit - no Keanu Reeves

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Matthew Perry looks to have removed Keanu Reeves from his memoir after making multiple hurtful comments. Is the obsession finally over or is this truly repentance?  

Matthew Vows To Remove Keanu Reeves's Name From Future Edits

Matthew Perry, 53, revealed on Saturday that he intends to remove Keanu’s name from upcoming editions of his 2022 memoir after insulting the actor several times in his book. 

What Is The Memoir About?


The memoir, titled “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing” talked extensively about his struggles with addiction. 


Matthew Tenders His Apologies 

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Matthews tender the apology when Keanu appeared at the Los Angeles Time Festival of Books.

Matthew Concurs That He Said A Stupid Thing

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Perry reveals, “I said a stupid thing. It was a mean thing to do, 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.”

I Will Apologize If I See Him In Person

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Matthew continues, “If I run into the guy, I’ll apologize. It was just stupid.”

Keanu Reeves Is An Actor Who Still Walks Among Us


In Matthew’s book, he wrote several times that Keanu is an actor who “still walks among us” although “the original thinkers like River Phoenix and Heath Ledger die.”

I Also Worked With The Late River Phoenix

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Matthew Perry also disclosed that he was on set with the late River Phoenix, who was also close with Keanu, in the 1988 film—A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon.

Were Best Friends In The Movie

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River Phoenix and Keanu, 58, played best buddies in the movie.

 From Movies To Reality

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The duo also became almost inseparable until Phoenix’s death as a result of a drug overdose at the age of 23 in 1993.

Matthew Issued His First Apology Last Year

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Matthew first apologized to Keanu in October 2022 proclaiming that he was an ardent fan of the actor’s work.

Matthew Perry Owns His Mistake

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In his October statement, Matthew revealed that, “I’m actually a big fan of Keanu. I just chose a random name, my mistake. I apologize. I should have used my own name instead.”

The Comment Surprised Keanu Reeves

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A reliable source close to the John Wick actor also disclosed that the actor was surprised by Matthew’s comment.

Matthew Apologized Because His Strategy Backfired 

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Keanu thought the comments came out of left field,” a source told Us Weekly shortly after the book’s release. “It’s kind of backfired on Matthew anyway, which is why he had to apologize.”

There Was Never A Traceable Bad Blood Before

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Matthew and Keanu had never had any bad blood between them so the public was surprised about the weird comments and they concluded that Matthew had some weird obsession with him.

 What Else Is In Matthew’s Memoir?

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Matthew’s memoir also contains the fact that the actor battled with impotence on his first sexual attempt and that he nursed romantic feelings for his co-star Jennifer Aniston before she rejected him. 

Matthews Doesn’t Watch The NBC Comedy

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Matthew also revealed that he could not watch the hit NBC comedy because it reminds him of his alcohol and drug addiction phase.

I Can’t Watch The Show

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“I can’t watch the show, because I was brutally thin and being beaten down so badly by the disease,” said Matthew, who also asserted that he could tell which substance he was using during the show’s 10-year run.

I Don’t Watch The Show Because Of What I See

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Matthew concluded that he could tell season by season how he looked, but he doesn't think anyone else could have. 

That’s What I Notice When I Watch It

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“That’s why I don’t want to watch it because that’s what I see — that’s what I notice when I watch it.” Matthew penned down.