Matthew Perry 'Going Away' to Rehab
Actor taking proactive step to continue 'life in recovery'
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted May 13, 2011 2:21 AM CDT
Matthew Perry arrives earlier this year at a Hollywood event.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Actor Matthew Perry has announced plans to "go away" for a month to focus on sobriety and his ongoing battle with substance abuse. Perry hasn't suffered a relapse, but is taking the step as a proactive measure, sources tell TMZ. Perry said in a statement that his time away will help him "continue my life in recovery." Please "enjoy making fun of me on the world-wide web," he added in a quip to TMZ. Perry checked into rehab in 1997 and 2001 to battle an addiction to prescription pills. (Click to read about another celeb who just entered rehab.)