Matthew Perry‘s ex-girlfriend, Kayti Edwards, claimed that the late actor took drastic measures to cease taking medication earlier than his dying. Kayti, who dated the Associates 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, advised The Solar in an interview revealed December 23 that Matthew allegedly “superglued” his fingers to his legs to fight his habit.
“I used to be at Matthew’s place within the Hollywood Hills. He was in a nasty means,” Kayti recalled. “He had been getting excessive all evening on a plethora of medication, more than likely crack cocaine and different substances. I discovered Matthew on the sofa along with his fingers 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 have been actually ripping the hair from his legs and he had crimson, uncooked patches left behind, it was fairly horrific,” she added.
Matthew was 54 years previous when he died on October 28 at his house in Pacific Palisades, California. Practically two months after his tragic passing, TMZ revealed that his official reason behind dying was attributable to “acute results of ketamine.” The tabloid additionally reported that Matthew underwent ketamine infusion remedy for melancholy and nervousness previous to his passing.
Earlier than Mathew’s reason behind dying was revealed, Kayti advised The Solar 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 feel he might need taken drugs within the week main as much as this.”
Matthew battled his habit for over 25 years. In his 2022 memoir, Associates, Lovers and the Huge Horrible Factor, Matthew mentioned he spent upwards of $9 million making an attempt to get sober on rehab stays, therapists, and extra. He reportedly bought sober in 2021, simply months earlier than he filmed the viral Associates Reunion HBO Max particular.
Matthew additionally wrote about his expertise with ketamine in his memoir, and admitted he felt it had his title “written throughout it.” He additionally mentioned he felt like “dying” through the remedies however determined to “regularly join this s–t” as a result of “it was one thing totally different, and something totally different is sweet.”