Matthew Perry looks unrecognizable smoking cigarettes in Los Angeles after scoring millions for book about his addiction

MATTHEW Perry appeared unrecognizable on Thursday as he smoked cigarettes while shopping in Los Angeles.

The Friends actor was spotted in Santa Monica just a day after it was revealed he would have scored millions for a book deal that will chronicle his long-standing battle with addiction.


Matthew Perry appeared unrecognizable while shopping in Los Angeles on ThursdayCredit: Rex
The Friends star smoked a cigarette while holding a packet in her hand


The Friends star smoked a cigarette while holding a packet in her handCredit: Rex
The release came a day after signing a book deal that will chronicle his battle with drug addiction


The release came a day after signing a book deal that will chronicle his battle with drug addictionCredit: Rex

Matthew, 52, was spotted getting out of his car in the seaside town of LA and kept covered in a blue checkered flannel.

He wore a matching shirt underneath with baggy sweatpants and a cigarette in his mouth while holding an extra bundle.

The TV and movie star looked grim as he walked towards a building while continuing to smoke.

Yesterday, Deadline announced that the Massachusetts native would be paid millions to write a book about his life, earning a salary in the order of seven figures.

According to the outlet, the actor “will take readers behind the scenes and onto the sitcom’s soundstage while opening up about his private struggles with addiction.”

The summary continued, “It should be a straightforward and self-aware book, told in its trademark humor, with Perry vividly detailing his lifelong battle with the disease and what fueled it despite seemingly. have it all. “

Flatiron Books editor Megan Lynch said of the new memoir: “We need humor, we need catharsis, and we need to agree on something – and Matthew’s extraordinary story. , told in his inimitable voice, is that thing.

“Matthew’s book has unparalleled potential to bring people together, which seems particularly galvanizing at this time, a time of isolation and division.”

The exciting news comes after Matthew recently split from his fiancee Molly Hurwitz.

He started dating the literary director, 29, in 2018 and they got engaged in November 2020.

However, in June, the actor confirmed to PEOPLE that they had called off their engagement.

In a statement, Matthew said of the breakup, “Sometimes things don’t work out and this is one of them. I wish Molly the best.”


A week before their split, it was reported that Molly had suspended their marriage after “flirting with other women” while they were on hiatus.

A 20-year-old recently denounced the actor for flirting with her after they clashed with Raya when she was just 19 and he was 50.

After the scandal over her dating app, a source revealed to OK! magazine that Molly wanted to “take a break.”

News of their split came less than a week after fans expressed concern for Matthew in May when he appeared to curse his words and dozed off while filming the reunion special.

He sat down with the beloved cast of Friends for a “three-question” interview with People on Wednesday, which brought the group back to their years as friends and co-stars.

However, fans noticed that the Canadian actor did not answer questions with his normal sharp mind and appeared calm and distracted.


Several fans have taken to the comments section to express concern over Matthew, who has struggled with addiction since his time on the award-winning show.

“To see Matthew sad is heartbreaking,” wrote one, adding, “I hope he gets better soon, I don’t know how I’m going to enjoy the reunion when Matthew is so sad.”

Despite speculation, The Sun exclusively revealed that Matthew’s speech impairment was due to emergency dental treatment, not a drug relapse.

Matthew also recently deposited $ 6 million on a mansion in Los Angeles – complete with a fitness pool – after selling his beachfront mansion in Malibu for $ 13 million.

Matthew split from his fiancee, Molly Hurwitz, this summer


Matthew split from his fiancee, Molly Hurwitz, this summerCredit: social media – Refer to source
The Friends actor reunited with his co-stars for a highly anticipated special earlier this year


The Friends actor reunited with his co-stars for a highly anticipated special earlier this yearCredit: © 2021 WarnerMedia Direct, LLC. All rights reserved. HBO Max ™ is used under license.
The TV star worried fans with


The TV star worried fans with “speech impairment” but it was due to a “dental procedure”Credit: Instagram
Matthew Perry ‘felt like he was going to die’ of ‘sweating and seizures’ on set of Friends – leaving co-stars in shock

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