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Matthew Perry`s pain killer addiction

Updated: Jul 07, 2013, 15:39 PM IST

Los Angeles: Former `Friends` star Matthew Perry says he became addicted to Vicodin, a painkiller, after a Jet Ski accident in 1997.

The 43-year-old actor, who battled a number of addictions during his 10-year stint on the sitcom, became reliant on the powerful painkiller after a doctor prescribed it to him for injuries he sustained from crashing in the water, reported People magazine.

"I felt better than I ever felt in my entire life. I had a big problem with pills and alcohol, and I couldn`t stop," Perry said.

The actor is now `in a really good place` and hopes to settle down and have children in the near future.

"I would love to start a family of my own. I think I`d make a great dad and I think shortly I would make a great husband," he added.