'Friends' Cast Reunites — But There's One Missing? PHOTO Inside:

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There finally was a Friends reunion Sunday night ... well, sort of!

Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer joined together to honor acclaimed director James Burrows for an upcoming NBC special, A Tribute to James Burrows —  airing Feb. 21 at 9 p.m. (ET) on NBC.


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However, fellow actor Matthew Perry was noticeably absent from their incredible group photo with stars Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, and Jim Parsons  from CBS' The Big Bang Theory.

According to USA TODAY, Perry's spokeswoman Lisa Kasteler previously detailed that Perry is currently rehearsing in London for his upcoming play, The End of Longing. "Matthew may tape something for the tribute," she said. "In other words, this is not the reunion people have been hoping for."

Perry surprisingly got very candid in a recent interview with Britain's BBC Radio 2, where he admitted that he can't remember much during a three-year period of filming the iconic sitcom — which successfully ran for 10 seasons.

He claims he was not inebriated during the actual filming, however, his memory during that span of time is foggy. 

Perry was asked by host Chris Evans which episode was his least favorite, to which he revealed, "I think the answer is I don't remember three years of it, so none of those. I was a little out of it at the time. Somewhere between seasons 3 and 6," Us Weekly reports.

Struggling with alcohol and prescription drug addiction, he attended rehab twice during filming — in 1997 and 2001. He has since opened a sober-living facility for men called the Perry House, in one of his old residences in Malibu, California.

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