The for­mer Friends fun­ny­man is sadly spi­ralling again

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Clearly it hasn’t been Matthew Perry’s day, month or even his year for a very long time. And now fears are grow­ing that the for­mer Friends star has re­lapsed af­ter adult en­ter­tainer Maddy O’reilly ac­cused him of hit­ting her up for drugs just three weeks ago!

“I was shocked. I knew he is a re­cov­er­ing ad­dict, but it was com­ing out of nowhere,” says Maddy, who’s shared In­sta­gram mes­sages she al­leges are from the ac­tor, ask­ing her for “40/50” pills of Vi­codin, Rox­i­codone and Oxycon­tin and ad­mit­ting he was will­ing to pay “a lot” for them.

The porn star, who also claims that she slept with Matthew once back in 2013 be­fore he started giv­ing her the runaround, reck­ons she heard from him again out of the blue in Oc­to­ber when he mes­saged her to ask about pos­si­bly buy­ing the drugs.

“Know­ing that he’s had a prob­lem in the past, that he men­tioned he was go­ing through detox and then he’s ask­ing me for pills, I’m afraid that he has re­lapsed and his health could be in se­ri­ous dan­ger,” Maddy says.

And there’s good rea­son to be con­cerned. Matthew, 48, who stepped out look­ing bloated and di­shev­elled in Bev­erly Hills last week, has had a pro­longed his­tory with drug ad­dic­tion.

“I was a sick guy,” says the ac­tor of be­ing hooked on al­co­hol and opi­ates dur­ing his run on Friends. And while he’s had two stints in re­hab – in 1997 and again in 2001 – Matthew’s ad­mit­ted it’s been an on­go­ing strug­gle.

“You can’t have a drug prob­lem for 30 years and then ex­pect to have it be solved in 28 days,” he said in 2015. “Getting sober is a re­ally hard thing to do.”

Fin­gers crossed Matt fi­nally gets the help he needs.

Maddy says Matthew hit her up for a, er, hit Matt has long strug­gled with drug ad­dic­tion

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