As fans expressed concern over his slurred speech while promoting the “Friends” reunion, Matthew Perry has quit the celebrity message app Cameo.
Page Six said the actor disabled his account ahead of the reunion, but after he appeared in several media videos promoting the highly-anticipated reunion. While his profile is apparently still on the app, there’s no longer an opportunity to purchase a personalized short video or shoutout from Matthew.
Matthew had been charging $999 for a 20-second clip from him, the report says.
Fans have been vocal about their concern for Matthew over the past week after hearing his speech pattern. There’s been worry that something is wrong with him. A source, however, told The Sun that all is well in Matthew’s world and his audibly slurred speech can be attributed to some poorly-timed dental work.
“Matthew turned up to the reunion [in April] and members of his team said that he had an emergency tooth procedure that day,” the source said. “That was said to impact his wellbeing and also how he was feeling.”
“He had been in pain from what we understand, which caused the slurred speech,” the source continued. “Obviously no one wants to film after a procedure, but it happened. The feeling was one of huge sympathy for Matthew, especially in recent days given how people have reacted online. Matthew has told those around him that he is sober, and there is no need to worry.”
One fan, though, claimed Matthew slurred his speech in a December Cameo, as well.