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Mr. Sunshine's Matthew Perry has gone back to rehab

Moderate success isn't going to Matthew Perry's head, as the former Friends actor has checked into rehab to deal with his history of substance abuse. Constantly referring to him as "former Friends actor" probably isn't helping.

"I'm making plans to go away for a month to focus on my sobriety and to continue my life in recovery," he said in a statement to TMZ. "Please enjoy making fun of me on the world wide web." Done and done.

The move is not being made because Matthew fell off the wagon, but rather as a proactive measure. He must be eyeing the prescription pills again now that Mr. Sunshine has kept running on ABC. There's no word on what will happen to the show while he's gone, but hey, it's almost summer anyway.

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Posted by Joshua Gillin at 3:43:08 pm on May 13, 2011