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Matthew Perry has al­ways been open about his bat­tle with pre­scrip­tion drugs, but in­sists his drug use never ex­tended to heroin.

“The fact that I never tried heroin is the only rea­son I’m able to sit here,” the Friends star said dur­ing a 2013 in­ter­view. “If I had tried that, I would not be around.”

How­ever, last week Matthew’s ex-girl­friend Kayti Ed­wards shock­ingly claimed that Matt did at­tempt to smoke it back in 2011 – but failed. “He lit the tin foil and smoke was go­ing ev­ery­where but his mouth... He was get­ting an­gry,” Kayti told In Touch.

In May that year, Matthew, 49, en­tered re­hab for the third time.

“I couldn’t stop,” he later ad­mit­ted. “Even­tu­ally, things got so bad that I couldn’t hide it, and ev­ery­body knew. You can’t have a drug prob­lem for 30 years and then ex­pect to have it be solved in 28 days. Get­ting sober is re­ally a hard thing to do.”

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