No more Mr. Sunshine: Matthew Perry heads back to rehab!

May 12, 2011 at 10:42 p.m. ET

Matthew Perry plans to "go away for a month" to focus on his sobriety. The former Friends star suffered from a prescription pill addiction in the past and is taking some time out to care for himself. So where is he headed?

Matthew Perry is taking a month off to maintain his sobriety -- and we're glad to hear it. TMZ reports that Perry hasn't had a relapse, but instead is taking time out to focus on his sobriety as a proactive measure. No word on where he's heading for rehab.

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

We absolutely will not make fun of Perry! His proactive concern for his own wellbeing and sobriety is refreshing and we're impressed with his commitment. Perry was in rehab in both 1997 and 2001 for a prescription pill addiction. We're glad he's addressing issues before they become bigger problems.

Sadly, Perry's television show Mr. Sunshine isn't earning the best ratings and rumor has it that it's at risk for being canceled. Perry created the show and serves as both star and co-producer.

We hope Perry's month in rehab is just what he needs to stay on track and we wish him the best.

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