Matthew Perry looks young & healthy in his throwback photo from Friends days after he 'slurs his words' on show reunion

MATTHEW Perry shared an amusing throwback of his Friends character Chandler Bing doing a silly dance.

The actor, 51, looked young and healthy in the GIF he posted after sparking concern when he "slurred his words" in a recent interview.

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Matthew shared a brief video of Chandler skipping from side to side on his Instagram Stories ahead of the reunion being aired on Thursday night.

He captioned it: "Reunited with my friends, tonight!"

Earlier this week, Matthew left fans worried as he appeared to slur his words and nod off while filming the reunion special.

He sat down with the beloved cast of Friends for a "three question" interview with People on Wednesday.

The group seemed in high spirits as they reminisced on their years as friends and co-stars, and recalled funny stories from their time on set.

Fans noticed, however, that the Canadian actor was not responding to questions with his normal sharp wit and appeared quiet and distracted.

Several took to the comments section to express their concern over Matthew, who has struggled with addiction since his time on the award-winning show.

"Seeing Matthew sad is heartbreaking," one wrote, adding: "I hope he gets better soon, I don't know how I'm going to enjoy the reunion when Matthew is this sad."

"This felt so good seeing but also broke my heart seeing Matthew Perry like this," another admitted.

However, The Sun has exclusively revealed that Matthew's slurred speech was due to emergency dental work and not a drugs relapse.

A source said: "Matthew turned up to the reunion and members of his team said that he had an emergency tooth procedure that day.

"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.

"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."

Matthew has struggled with addiction since his early 20s, after joining the cast of Friends as Chandler Bing in 1994.

The Massachusetts native once even admitted to "not remembering three years" of filming due to his reliance on drugs and alcohol.

The TV star had his first stint in rehab in 1997, though he has returned to facilities several times over the past two decades.

Matthew's alcohol addiction has caused him many health issues throughout the years, including pancreatitis and gastrointestinal perforation.

He got engaged to 29-year-old literary manager Molly Hurwitz in November after two years of dating.

However, this week it was claimed that Molly has put their wedding on hold after he "flirted with other women" while they were on a break.

A 20-year-old exposed the actor for flirting with her after they matched on Raya when she was just 19 years old and he was 50.

After his dating app scandal, a source revealed to OK! magazine that Molly wants to "take a breather".

The insider claimed: "It's got to be upsetting for her to know he was pursuing other girls the moment they split up.

"Matt doesn't see how he should be punished – he didn't cheat.

"But Molly wants to take a breather and see where they're at in a couple of months. She must be asking herself what kind of guy she's really be marrying."

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