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What happened to Chandler? Matthew Perry, 42, looks bloated and washed out

By Laura Schreffler

What in the heck happened to Chanlder? Matthew Perry looks haggard as he lobbies for drug courts in Washington D.C. today

He's the youngest of all his Friends, but Matthew Perry seems to have aged the least gracefully.

The 42-year-old actor appeared in Washington D.C. today to lobby for drug court funding.

The years seem to have taken a toll on the former Friends star, however, as he looked exhausted, grey and overweight a she spoke during the National Association of Drug Court Professionals and the House Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus.

His appearance was a far cry from that of happy-go-lucky Chandler Bing, the youthful character he played on NBC from 1994-2004.

Life has not imitated art for the actor; his life has not been easy and as a result, his weight has fluctuated wildly.

He completed a 28-day programme in 1997 for Vicodin addiction in 1997

Don't cry for me, Friends: The actor is still rich and successful, despite losing his show and gaining weight

Crazy hair: The 42-year-old actor looks a bit disconcerted in Washington D.C.

He then lost 20 pounds in 2000 because of pancreatitis and additional weight in 2001 after entering rehab for an addiction to opioids and alcohol.

He was hospitalised again in 2002 while shooting Serving Sara with Elizabeth Hurley and checked himself into a rehab facility in Marina del rey, California.

His career has been patchy over the last few years as well.

Getting down to business: the actor is focusing on helping those who are seeking treatment for addiction

Things are looking up: at least the former Mr. Sunshine star has found a new love

He starred alongside Zac Efron in 2009's 17 Again, but his self-created comedy, Mr. Sunshine, was canceled earlier this year before it completed a single season.

He's recently put two of his homes up for sale. He's selling his Malibu mansion for $13.5 million and his Sunset Strip hilltop pad for $5.7 million.

The star isn't destitute, though: he recently purchased another Sunset Strip home for $8.65 million.

New love: Matthew and Lizzy Caplan attended the US Open together in September

At least in love his life seems to be looking up these days.

After ending his longterm relationship with fashion student girlfriend Rachel Dunn in 2005, he's now seeing Party Down actress Lizzy Caplan.

Friends moving on: Lisa Kudrow and Jennifer Aniston have not aged as badly as Perry

He met the 29-year-old actress when starred on an episode of Mr. Sunshine this year.

She is currently starring alongside Isla Fisher and Kirsten Dunst in the wedding comedy, Bachelorette.

Friends forever: Matthew with his former co-stars Matt LeBlanc, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox and David Schwimmer



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