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'Friends' actor Matthew Perry shares first ever prayer request

by Kelly Valencia

US actor Matthew Perry, who achieved stardom with his portrayal of Chandler Bing on the classic NBC sitcom "Friends", has shared his first ever prayer request.

In an interview with US presenter Diane Sawyer, the actor said he had asked God to make him famous. 

"God, you can do whatever you want to me; just please make me famous," he said.

"That was the first time I ever prayed, and I look back at it as a dumb prayer, like a prayer of like a really young person." 
Perry, who has recently published a book about his addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs and his journey to sobriety, also shared his struggles with his parents' divorce and the moment he drank first bottle of wine as a 14-year-old.

"I lay in the grass and just was in Heaven. And I thought to myself, 'This must be the way that normal people feel all the time," he continued. 

By the time he was 18, Perry was already drinking every day. The habit only got worse as gained celebrity status with the success of the series. 

The 53-year-old revealed he went to rehab 15 different times but has now finally come out of the other side. 

Perry is been previously described as "non-religious".

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