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Jennifer Aniston Confronted Matthew Perry About His Drinking — Here's What She Said

"We know you're drinking."

Matthew Perry is sitting down with Diane Sawyer for an exclusive interview about his struggles with alcohol and drugs.

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The beloved Friends star is also sharing his truth in his upcoming memoir, Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing.

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And being candid and transparent, Matthew said, was imperative. "Secrets kill you. Secrets kill people like me."

closeup of Matthew during the interview

"At the time, I should have been the toast of the town," he said. "I was in a dark room meeting nothing but drug dealers and completely alone."

closeup of Matthew looking down

Matthew said he was taking "55 Vicodin," as well as Methodone, Xanax, and a quart of vodka daily. "I was in a coma and escaped death narrowly."

Matthew during the interview

He also shared with Diane about the time his Friends costar, Jennifer Aniston — whom he calls "Jenny" — confronted him about his substance abuse.

Matthew and Jennifer talking in front of a set of doors

Jennifer had said to Matthew, "We know you're drinking."

the cast of friends posing with champagne

"Imagine how scary a moment that was," Matthew said, getting emotional.

closeup of Matthew

"She was the one that reached out the most," he said. "I'm really grateful to her for that."

matthew talking during the interview

As for his book, Matthew said, "It was important to me to do something that would help people."

matthew sitting in a chair across from Diane under lights for the interview

And your book, this interview, and your story will help so many others, Matthew. Thank you for sharing.

Matthew smiling

You can watch Matthew's interview with Diane on ABC on Oct. 28.

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, you can call SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) and find more resources here.