Matt LeBlanc reveals he 'almost had a nervous breakdown' after 'Friends'
Matt LeBlanc admits that he faced "dark times" after Friends came to an end.
The actor went on to film a spinoff of the wildly popular sitcom called Joey and when that too ended in 2006, he said he'd had enough of the limelight. "I was burnt out," he told the Mirror. "I wanted to not have a schedule, not be somewhere. I was in a position to do that."
LeBlanc said he had no interest in working anymore and "barely left the house."
"My agent was bummed," the 48-year-old said. "Most actors call their agents and say, 'What's going on?' I'd call mine and say, 'Please lose my number for a few years.'"
"It was a very dark time," LeBlanc added. "I almost had a nervous breakdown."
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LeBlanc's saving grace during this time was his daughter Marina. "The second I laid eyes on her [when she was born], I was in love, and I had never felt that way before," he gushed. "I couldn't believe it. I knew from that moment there was nothing that would ever stop me from loving her -- even if she crashed my Ferrari."
When ET caught up with LeBlanc at the 2015 Emmy Awards, his spirits were high as he bragged about being the first to reveal to his former Friends co-star, Lisa Kudrow, that she too was a nominee. "I texted her first," he recalled. "She didn't know."