Matthew Perry apologizes for questioning why Keanu Reeves ‘nonetheless walks amongst us’


Matthew Perry is now saying he misspoke in his new memoir.

There was backlash after retailers shared an excerpt from his forthcoming memoir, “Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing” wherein Perry talks concerning the 1993 dying of his good friend actor River Phoenix and references one other actor, Keanu Reeves.

“River was a beautiful man, inside and out — too beautiful for this world, it turned out. It always seems to be the really talented guys who go down,” Perry wrote. “Why is it that the original thinkers like River Phoenix and Heath Ledger die, but Keanu Reeves still walks among us?”

Perry is now apologizing.

“I’m actually a big fan of Keanu. I just chose a random name, my mistake,” he stated in a press release to Folks. ” I apologize. I ought to have used my very own identify as a substitute.”

CNN has reached out to Perry and Reeves for remark.