Matthew Perry QUITS Cameo ahead of Friends reunion after fans said he 'slurred words' in $1K personalized video messages
MATTHEW Perry has quit Cameo ahead of the Friends reunion – after worried fans claimed he slurred his words in his $1K personalized video messages, The Sun can exclusively reveal.
The 51-year-old actor, who has been open about his years of drug and alcohol abuse, is reportedly clean and sober, despite concerning appearances in recent months.
Back in December, The Sun exclusively reported Matthew was charging an eye-watering $999 for a 20-second post, which resulted in a flurry of tweets from fans questioning the state of his health.
In one clip, Matthew could be seen close to the camera and squinting as he wishes a fan named Rachel congratulations on her engagement and upcoming birthday.
One fan wrote on Twitter: "Seriously starting to get worried about Matthew Perry, man the dude doesn't look well and in his recent "Cameo" videos he's slurring his words. Even the fact he's ON Cameo doesn't bode well for me."
A second added: "I just watched it. Awful. Was Matthew Perry slurring his words on purpose or is that how he sounded."
“I truly hope it's only age and nothing serious. Also he uses front camera too low which makes his face looks unflattering,” a third added.
Another fan on the social media site branded his appearance "sad and worrying", while another said she was "lost for words".
Some followers were also stunned Matthew, who is worth an estimated $120million, was charging so much per video.
One wrote on Twitter: "Matthew Perry's on Cameo and it’s $999k. Sorry, I'm a Friends NUT obsessive, but that shouldn't even be allowed! You are a millionaire Matt, do better."
Matthew had five public videos featured on the site, which have now been removed, and followers can no longer view additional content after joining his "fan club" on the site.
The Sun has reached out to the star's rep for comment, but did not receive a response.
Followers were also left concerned after the actor appeared to slur again in a Friends promo clip for PEOPLE with fellow cast members which was released ahead of the HBO special this month.
The Canadian actor was not responding to questions with his normal sharp wit, as she seemed to stumble over his words and even nod off at one point during the clip.
Several took to the comments section to express their concern over Matthew, who has struggled with addiction since his time on the award-winning show.
"Seeing Matthew sad is heartbreaking," one wrote, adding: "I hope he gets better soon, I don't know how I'm going to enjoy the reunion when Matthew is this sad."
"This felt so good seeing but also broke my heart seeing Matthew Perry like this," another admitted.
But a source exclusively told The Sun this week his appearance was due to an emergency dental procedure which left him in pain – claiming he has not relapsed.
A source said: "Matthew turned up to the reunion and members of his team said that he had an emergency tooth procedure that day.
"That was said to impact his wellbeing and also how he was feeling.
"He 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."
The troubled star has struggled with addiction since his early 20s – after joining smash hit show Friends as Chandler Bing in 1994.
He once even admitted to "not remembering three years" of filming due to his reliance on drugs and alcohol.
Matthew's first stint in rehab was back in 1997, though he has returned to facilities several times over the past two decades.
His alcohol addiction has caused him many health issues throughout the years, including pancreatitis and gastrointestinal perforation.
But sources say he's now "doing well," and also revealed his engagement to literary agent, Molly Hurwitz, in November last year.
He will star in the Friends reunion special, called The One Where They Get Back Together, on May 27 on HBO Max.
All six original cast members including Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer and Matthew will return to the screen.
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