Keanu Reeves ‘responded’ after Matthew Perry questioned why the actor ‘still walks among us’ in his new autobiography, reports American magazine.
Friends star Perry, 53, caused a storm on social media after writing in his memoir Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing, “Why do the original thinkers like River Phoenix and Heath Ledger die, but Keanu Reeves still walks among us?” ?’
A source close to Reeves, 58 – known as the ‘friend of the internet’ for his caring nature and countless good deeds – told the publication: ‘Keanu thought the comments were coming from left field.
Response: Keanu Reeves (left) has ‘responded’ after Matthew Perry (right) questioned why the actor ‘still walks among us’ in his new autobiography, US Magazine reports
“It kind of backfires on Matthew anyway, so he had to apologise.”
DailyMail.com has reached out to the Reeves representative for comment.
This comes after Perry backtracked on his shockingly negative feelings about Reeves.
After the reveal, the Friends actor released a statement clarifying his comments People on Wednesday as he said, ‘I’m actually a big fan of Keanu.
Although Reeves has called Phoenix one of his “closet friends of that era,” Perry also had a strong bond with him after making his feature film debut opposite Phoenix in 1988’s A Night In The Life Of Jimmy Reardon; Phoenix and Reeves in my own private Idaho
‘I just picked a random name, my mistake. I apologise. I should have used my own name instead.’
In the fragment Perry seemed barely able to contain his disdain for the Matrix star – whom he never appears to have worked with – as they discussed their mutual friend River Phoenix, who died in 1993 of a drug overdose at just 23 years old.
Although Reeves has named Phoenix one of his “closet friends of that era,” according to the… Irish TimesPerry also had a strong bond with the rising star after the future TV pioneer made his feature film debut opposite him in 1988’s A Night In The Life Of Jimmy Reardon.
In his memoir, Perry describes how their time filming the movie in Chicago helped build a strong bond, while also tagging another alleged jab at Reeves.
River was a beautiful man inside and out and too beautiful for this world, it turned out. It always seems to be the really talented guys who go under,” he writes.
What do you say? A source close to Reeves, 58 – known as the ‘friend of the internet’ due to his caring nature and countless good deeds – told the publication: ‘Keanu thought the comments came from left field’
Phoenix famously died of a combined drug overdose of heroin and cocaine outside the Viper Room in West Hollywood, and Perry writes that he “heard the screams from my apartment; went back to bed; woke up to the news.’
He added that he collapsed into sobs after learning that his friend had passed away.
Perry’s jabs and Reeves weren’t limited to their mutual connection to Phoenix, though.
He also taunted the John Wick star in another side while talking about his late friend Chris Farley, who died of a drug overdose in 1997 at the age of 33 by combining a stimulant (cocaine) with a depressant (morphine). ), a similar concoction to the speedball that killed Phoenix.
Perry and Farley co-starred in the critically reviled Christopher Guest-directed comedy Almost Heroes, which was released the year after Farley’s death.
‘I punched a hole through the wall of Jennifer Aniston’s dressing room when I found out’ [about Farley’s death]’ he writes, adding, ‘Keanu Reeves walks among us.’
Aside from his grievances about other actors, Perry delves into his extensive history with drug addiction in his memoirs and in recent interviews, which may have made the deaths of Phoenix, Ledger and Farley particularly painful.
While speaking with People earlier this month, he revealed that his colon ruptured as a result of his opioid addiction when he was 49. Doctors gave him only a two percent chance of survival, and the medical emergency left him in a coma for two weeks, followed by months more in the hospital.
He needed 14 surgeries to repair all the abdominal damage, and he admitted to going to rehab 15 times over the years in hopes of getting rid of his drug addiction.
Sour Grapes: This Comes After Perry Backtracked On His Shockingly Negative Feelings About Reeves