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Matthew Perry: Substance abuse fogged 3 years of my memory of filming 'Friends'

Matthew Perry's previous struggles with substance abuse have had a lasting impact, as the actor revealed he can't remember shooting three years' worth of "Friends" because of it.

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Perry revealed this during an appearance on BBC Radio 2 last Friday, when a fellow guest of "The Chris Evans Breakfast Show," James Nesbitt, asked about Perry's least-favorite episode of the hit NBC comedy.

"Oh, my goodness. I think the answer is: I don't remember three years of it," replied Perry, whose response prompted laughs at the 2-hour-39-minute mark of that morning's broadcast. "So, none of those. … My answer to your question is: somewhere between [Seasons] 3 and 6."

Perry said that that era is hazy, alluding to previous rehab stints to combat the abuse of alcohol and prescription medicine. "A little bit of the time, I was a little out of it, yeah," he added.

In 2013, Perry opened up his former home in an effort to help recovering addicts through meditation programs and 12-step workshops.

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FRIENDS, (back, l to r): Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, (front, l to r): Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, (Season 1), 1994-2004, © Warner Bros. / Courtesy: Everett Collection

Currently in London to rehearse his new play "The End of Longing," Perry missed out on making new memories with his "Friends" co-stars Sunday night, when the sitcom's other leads appeared at a tribute to producer-director James Burrows.

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A "Friends" reunion of the scripted variety, Perry asserted, might not be out of the question — if the price is right.

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The Cast Of "Friends" 1999-2000 Season. From L-R: David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox Arquette, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow And Matt Leblanc. (Photo By Getty Images)

"I don't know what the price would be," Perry said during Friday's radio guest spot. "I think the actors would actually be open to it. I do. I think we would be open to doing something, some kind of — maybe some TV special; I don't know about a movie. It's kind of tough, because it ended on such a high note that we don't want to ruin it. So, we'd want to be really careful, because sometimes when you do a reunion, it's terrible and it sort of ruins the memory of the good show that you'd done before. So, we'd have to be very careful."

Perry continued, "But I think the cast would be open to doing something like that at some point. We've talked about it a little bit, over dinner …. It's a really good group. There isn't a jerk in the group, and that really saved us for 10 years."

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