'Came out of left field': Keanu Reeves SHOCKED by Matthew Perry's jibes in new memoir

According to sources, Keanu Reeves didn't expect such remarks from Matthew Perry in his new memoir

'Came out of left field': Keanu Reeves SHOCKED by Matthew Perry's jibes in new memoir
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It seems Keanu Reeves never expected Matthew Perry to say mean things about him. The star of ‘Friends’ sparked controversy when his new memoir ‘Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing’ revealed a shocking insult against the ‘John Wick’ star. Since then, social media has not been kinder to Perry and criticized him for saying ridiculous things about Reeves. Even though he has already come clean and apologized for his remarks, it seems fans of Reeves are not going to forgive him for a long, long time because the actor is reportedly very hurt by Perry’s comments.

In one of the book’s chapters, Perry talks about his personal life and shares what kind of friendship he had with River Phoenix, the brother of Joaquin Phoenix. Perry wrote that the late actor was “too beautiful for this world” and he is really appalled with the fact that only the “really talented guys go down.” He added, “Why is it that the original thinkers like River Phoenix and Heath Ledger die, but Keanu Reeves still walks among us?” The TV actor had to apologize to the ‘The Matrix Resurrection’ star and faced the wrath of his fans as well. However, a report by US Weekly indicates that Reeves is deeply hurt by the statements made by Perry.

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According to a source, the ‘Already Gone’ star felt that he was not expecting such comments from Perry and came “out of left field.” The source also added that the comments backfired and that’s why Perry had to apologize.

“Keanu thought the comments came out of the left field. It’s kind of backfired on Matthew anyway, which is why he had to apologize,” the source told the magazine.

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These comments come after ‘The Odd Couple’ backtracked on his remarks about Reeves and issued an apology in which he clarified his comments and said, “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.”

Perry’s book delves deeper into his extensive history of drug addiction and also talks about various stages of lives where he felt helpless. In the book, he also talks about the time when he almost died at the age of 49 due to his colon burst from opioid overuse. At the time, he was suffering from a gastrointestinal perforation and spent almost two weeks in a coma and five months in hospital after the colon burst. While talking about his time at the hospital, he told People, “The doctors told my family that I had a 2 percent chance to live. I was put on a thing called an ECMO machine, which does all the breathing for your heart and your lungs. And that's called a Hail Mary. No one survives that.”

Matthew Perry’s new memoir ‘Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing’ was released on November 1.

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